Westmoreland County Boys Basketball Round Up Tuesday

GCC holds off Jeannette; Yough wins seventh straight; Belle Vernon falls to Uniontown

Tue Jan 31, 2023 - 10:59PM

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Westmoreland County boys basketball section recaps from Tuesday, January 31st 2023:

Greensburg Central Catholic 52 Jeannette 43   WATCH BROADCAST

Greensburg Central Catholic jumped out to a big lead then held off Jeannette in a 52-43 victory in Section 3-2A. The Centurions were ahead 12-4 through the first quarter and 25-17 at halftime. The Jayhawks responded in the third quarter, however, going on an 11-3 run to tie the game at 28-28 at the 3:31 mark. But right after they tied it, a technical foul was called on Jeannette's Shane Mickens following a held ball. GCC took advantage as Tyree Turner hit two free throws and on the ensuing possession, Samir Crosby got a put back to give the Centurions a 32-28 lead. The game would never be tied again. Franco Alvarez racked up a game-high 20 points for Central (13-5, 9-1) while Jaydin Canady scored 12 points and Samir Crosby finished with 11. Noah Sanders reached 15 points for Jeannette (11-6, 5-4) with Isaiah Mallich adding 11.

Mount Lebanon 49 Hempfield Area 30   WATCH BROADCAST

Hempfield Area couldn't recover from a poor start, trailing 15-3 after one quarter, and fell at home to Mount Lebanon 49-30 in a Section 2-6A tilt. After netting 25 points against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Harry Sowers finished with just seven on Tuesday to lead the Spartans (6-13, 1-6). Tanner Donati and Michael Pfeuffer both tallied 13 for the first place Blue Devils (13-5, 7-0).

Upper St. Clair 63 Norwin 33

Upper St. Clair outscored Norwin in every quarter in a dominant 66-33 victory in Section 2-6A. The Panthers led 18-11 after one quarter and increased the advantage to 34-19 at the halftime break. Adam Bilinsky's 11 points topped the Knights (11-7, 3-4). Nick Sukernek collected 12 points for Upper St. Clair (11-8, 6-1). Norwin falls one game behind Baldwin for third place in the section.

McKeesport 69 Greater Latrobe 64

McKeesport edged Greater Latrobe in a close Section 3-5A contest 69-64. Landon Butler paced the Wildcats with 18 points. Jatawn Williams and Alex Tatsch both chipped in with 10 points for Greater Latrobe (7-12, 2-5). Aemond Knight's 21 points led the Tigers (8-8, 5-2).

Gateway 67 Penn-Trafford 50

Gateway built up a 30-21 lead at halftime then extended it to 52-33 after three in a 67-50 triumph at Penn-Trafford. Tyler Freas came in with 14 points for the Warriors (4-15, 1-6) with Ian Temple adding 10. Jaydon Carr amassed 21 points for the Gators (12-5, 6-1).

Knoch 59 Greensburg Salem 44

Knoch used a big third quarter to down Greensburg Salem 59-44 in Section 1-4A play. The Knights were ahead 24-17 at halftime but went on a 21-9 run in the third quarter to put the contest on ice. Ruam Burkar racked up a game-best 20 points for the Golden Lions (5-14, 1-6). Teagan Finnigan's 19 points lead Knoch (6-12, 4-3).

Elizabeth Forward 61 Southmoreland 58

Elizabeth Foward used a fourth quarter rally to come back and secure a 61-58 victory over Southmoreland in a Section 3-4A match up. The Scotties were ahead 46-38 after three but the Warriors closed the game by outscoring Southmoreland 23-12 in the final quarter. Noah Felentzer (18), Ronnie Collins (14) and Elijah Myers (13) all reached double-figures for the Scotties (12-7, 2-5). Zach Boyd put in 22 points for Elizabeth Forward (6-12, 2-5).

Uniontown 69 Belle Vernon 52

Uniontown used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Belle Vernon in a Section 3-4A contest and capture a 69-52 win. The Red Raiders held a narrow 46-41 lead after three quarters but outscored the Leopards 23-11 in the fourth quarter. Zion Moore collected 23 points for Belle Vernon (9-9, 4-3) with Quinton Martin adding 13 points. Bakari Wallace finished with a game-high 24 points for section-leading Uniontown (16-2, 7-0).

Ligonier Valley 83 Valley 62

Nine players reached double-figures in the contest as Ligonier Valley topped Valley 83-62 in a Section 3-3A game. The Rams finished the game on a 24-10 run. Parker Hollick led all scorers with 28 points for Ligonier Valley (5-15, 4-6). Also scoring double-digits were Jimmy Pleskovitch (21), Haden Sierocky (12), Chet Dillamen (12) and John Jablunovsky (10). Xavier Wilson tallied 18 points to pace the Vikings (3-16, 2-7). Jaydon Richter chipped in with 14 points and Keysiyan Clay ended with 13.

Deer Lakes 72 Burrell 52

Deer Lakes scored 33 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Burrell and claim a 72-52 Section 3-3A victory. Colt Christie's 17 points topped the Buccaneers (10-9, 7-3). Bryce Robson scored 18 points for the Lancers (11-7, 8-1).

Yough 45 Washington 41

Yough earned a hard fought 45-41 Section 4-3A triumph at first place Washington. Ty Travillion poured in 17 points to lead the Cougars (12-7, 7-2) who have won seven straight games. Terek Crosby added 11 points for Yough. Ruben Gordon came in with 10 points for the Little Prexies (13-4, 8-2). Washington won the first meeting between the teams by 19 points on January 6th.

Brownsville 50 Mount Pleasant 46

Despite trailing 17-2 after the first quarter, Mount Pleasant lost by just four points to Mount Pleasant 50-46 in a Section 4-3A tussle. The Vikings (4-14, 3-6) got to within 36-34 after the third quarter ended but couldn't pull out the win. Haran Davis put in 15 points for the Falcons (9-8, 5-5).