Last Updated: Wed Jan 12, 2022 - 2:52AM
Westmoreland County boys basketball results from Tuesday January 11, 2022:
Greensburg Central Catholic 63 Jeannette 43 WATCH BROADCAST
A close game in the first half turned into a lopsided affair in the second half with Greensburg Central Catholic pulling away from Jeannette for a 63-43 Section 3-2A victory. The Jayhawks were up 17-10 after the first quarter and 33-30 at halftime. But GCC's offense started roaring in the second half, holding a 20-6 edge in the third quarter, to take control of the game. Brevan Williams' 26 points lead the Centurions (7-1, 2-0). Tyree Turner came in with 20 points for Central. Shane Mickens and Anton Good tallied 17 and 10 points respectively for the Jayhawks (6-3, 1-1).
Yough 70 Mount Pleasant 41
Terek Crosby racked up 35 points leading Yough to a 70-41 Section 3-4A triumph at Mount Pleasant. The Cougars outscored the Vikings in every quarter including 16-8 in the second frame. Aside from Crosby, Christian Park scored 14 points for Yough (5-5, 1-3). Dante Giallonardo tossed in 18 points for the Vikings (3-8, 1-3).
Pittsburgh Central Catholic 72 Hempfield Area 45
Pittsburgh Central Catholic outscored Hempfield Area 29-9 in the third quarter to secure a Section 3-6A victory by the final of 72-45. Sean Gordon's 15 points topped the Spartans (4-7, 1-2) with teammate Harrison Sowers adding 10 points.
Norwin 69 Greensburg Salem 30
Norwin built up a commanding 46-13 lead at halftime and went on to defeat Greensburg Salem 69-30 in Section 3-6A. Michael Fleming tallied a game-best 20 points for the Knights (4-5, 1-2). Adam Bilinsky and Ryan Edwards added 16 and 13 points respectively. Ryan Burkart finished in double-figures with 11 points for the Golden Lions (1-10, 0-3).
Fox Chapel 75 Penn-Trafford 37
Down 21-11 after one, Penn-Trafford was outscored 23-3 in the second quarter and fell to Fox Chapel 75-37 in a Section 3-6A contest. Nick Crum's 13 points was a team-high for the Warriors (5-6, 1-2).
Kiski Area 55 Woodland Hills 48
Kiski Area thwarted a comeback attempt by Woodland Hills in the fourth quarter to win a Section 3-5A match up at home. The Wolverines held a 26-16 scoring edge in the final stanza but the Cavaliers (10-2, 2-1) were able to put the game away. Three players finished in double figures for Kiski Area including Lebryn Smith (12), Logan Johnson (11) and Joe Lukas (10).
McKeesport 73 Greater Latrobe 66
Landon Butler poured in 20 points but Greater Latrobe was outscored 23-14 in the fourth quarter and the Tigers took the Section 3-5A game 73-66. In addition to Butler, Chase Sickenberger ended with 13 points for the Wildcats (3-7, 1-3).
Deer Lakes 80 Derry Area 26 WATCH BROADCAST
Playing without leading scorer Tyson Webb, Derry Area was overmatched by Deer Lakes in a Section 1-4A contest with the Lakers winning 80-26. Gabe Carbonara put in 11 points for the Trojans (3-6, 1-4).
Elizabeth Forward 62 Southmoreland 36
Elizabeth Forward raced out to a 21-4 advantage through the first eight minutes of the game, going on to defeat Southmoreland 62-36 in Section 3-4A. Kelvin Lin's 18 points paced the Scotties (3-6, 0-3) with teammate Elijah Myers adding 10.
Ligonier Valley 79 Steel Valley 77
Ligonier Valley hung on in the fourth quarter to come away with a 79-77 win at Steel Valley in Section 3-3A action. The Rams held a 63-53 advantage after three quarters. That's when the Ironmen went to work, outscoring Ligonier Valley 24-16 in the fourth quarter but the Rams were able to pull it out in the end. Matt Marinchak poured in 32 points for the Rams (6-6, 3-1). Dylan Rhaodes added 12 points and Jacob Hollick chipped in with 11. Makhai Valientine put in a game-high 41 points for Steel Valley.
Pine-Richland 68 Franklin Regional 36
Pine-Richland outscored Franklin Regional in every quarter, cruising to a 68-36 non-section triumph at home over Franklin Regional. Caden Smith led the Panthers (2-9, 1-3) with 12 points.
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