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Basketball Roundup: Section 3 favorite romps

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

From local dispatches

New Castle went into the boys' basketball season as the heavy favorite in Class AAAA Section 3.

Central Catholic's Drew Garcia, top, and Penn Hills' Aaron Knight fight for a loose ball. (Matt Freed, Post-Gazette)

The Red Hurricanes wasted little time asserting their muscle in the section opener last night at Pine-Richland as they routed the Rams, 70-47. New Castle (6-0, 1-0) led 20-9 after one quarter.

New Castle and Pine-Richland (1-5, 0-1) were section co-champions last season. Dom Joseph led New Castle with 22 points. Dante Spino added 15 and Leon Ward 12.

Bill Zopf and John Skender scored 17 points each for Pine-Richland.

Boys' basketball

Peabody 49, Oliver 39: The defending champion Highlanders (3-2, 3-0) are the only team without a loss in the City League, and they got 12 points from Isiah Dunning. Oliver (3-2, 2-1) was led by the 20 points of Dominic Moriarty, who made five 3-pointers.

Brashear 97, South Vo-Tech 63: Mike Miller's 28 points led the Bulls to a win against the Orioles in the City League. Brashear (3-3, 2-1) held a 53-26 lead at halftime. Antoine Gaines was the top scorer for South (1-5, 0-3) with 21.

Shady Side Academy 57, Riverview 49: Fritz Woelfel's 25 points led the Indians (2-3, 1-0) past the Raiders (3-2, 0-1) in Class AA Section 4. Tom Sochacki added 18.

Blackhawk 45, Hopewell 38: Blackhawk (4-2, 1-0) got 16 points from Ryan Evanochko in Class AAA Section 2. Hopewell (3-2, 0-1) was led by Matt Fontana's 14 points.

Sto-Rox 67, Canevin 51: Kellen Kyles' 26 points led the Vikings (4-1, 1-0) past the Crusaders in Class AA Section 3. Sean Foley led Canevin (2-4, 0-1) with 24 points.

Moon 59, Ambridge 56: Ryan Helfrich scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to led the Tigers (3-3, 1-0) past the Bridgers (4-2, 0-1) in Class AAA Section 2.

Monessen 83, Greater Works Academy 44: The Greyhounds (4-2, 1-0) got 29 points from Brandon Jackson and 24 from A.J. Jackson in Class A Section 3 to defeat Greater Works in its first WPIAL league contest.

Wilkinsburg 73, Avonworth 38: Chris Cox and Jamar Sheffey scored 18 points each for Wilkinsburg (4-0, 1-0) in a romp against Avonworth (1-4, 0-1) in Class AA Section 4.

Girls' basketball

Upper St. Clair 56, Peters Township 44: The Panthers remained unbeaten with a triumph in its Class AAAA Section 5 opener over Peters Township (4-2, 0-1). Upper St. Clair (4-0, 1-0) was led by Kyra Kaylor's 15 points. Jamie Allenbaugh added 14.

Oakland Catholic 83, Penn Hills 32: Meg Bulger's 25 points led the Eagles (4-1, 1-0) to an impressive win against Penn Hills in the Class AAAA Section 4 opener. Eve Pyle added 20.

Woodland Hills 42, Fox Chapel 28: The Wolverines (6-0, 1-0) remained unbeaten with a Class AAAA Section 4 victory against the Foxes (1-5, 0-1).

Schenley 64: Carrick 21: The Spartans (4-2, 3-0) got 21 points from Carmen Bruce and 15 from Brittany Jackson to rout the Raiders (1-3, 0-1) in City League Section 1.

Westinghouse 40, Allderdice 32: Westinghouse (5-3, 2-0) snapped a two-game losing streak. Britney Gibson's 20 points led the Bulldogs to victory against the Dragons (3-2, 0-1) in City League Section 1.

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