City League Roundup

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by Malik Vincent

Westinghouse (3-6, 5-9) overcame a 12-point third quarter deficit to edge Peabody (3-6, 4-7) on Jan. 28, outscoring the Highlanders 18-5 in the final stanza.

With the 55-54 win, the Bulldogs move into a fifth place tie in the League standings.

Senior guard Darelle Burton led all scorers with 19 points. Gary Herndon contributed 13, to round out those in double-digits for Westinghouse. Dontae Forte and Dameon Arrington led Peabody with 20 and 15, respectively.

The game marked the final regular season matchup in the history of these storied East-End schools. This is the final year for Peabody. The name will be changed to Barack Obama Academy next year with the athletic program merging with Milliones.

“It was up for grabs; bragging rights forever,” Westinghouse coach Ken Roebuck said. “As teenagers, most of them don’t understand what was up for grabs. It’s been our theme this year. That Westinghouse’s name will be engraved in history, in many respects.”

“It obviously hits home for their students, more than ours because they’re losing their school,” Westinghouse Athletic Director Muzz Meyers said. “We’ll be excited to have them come in and add to our program. It’s been an intense rivalry. Most of them are from the East End so they know each other, like a Pitt and Duquesne type of thing.”

OTHER GAMES

1. Allderdice rolled past Brashear, 71-52. The Dragons had four players in double-figures led by Eric Mallinger’s 17 points. Jordan Smith and Ricky Gay led Brahear with 17 and 13, respectively.

2. Carrick pounded Oliver, 60-48. Lemontae Harrison (17), Rasheed McKamey (14), and Lance Archer  (10) were in ­double-figures for the Raiders.

3. Schenley cruised past Langley, 87-53, behind a game-high 44 points by Brandon Johnson. Deyshawn Martin led the Mustangs with 26.

Standings:

Team    Conf.     Ovr

1. Perry    8-0    12-2

2. Allderdice    8-1    10-4

3. Schenley    7-3    10-6

4. Carrick    6-3    8-5

5. Peabody    3-6    4-7

6. Westinghouse    3-6    5-9

7. Brashear    2-7    4-11

8. Oliver    2-7    2-13

9. Langley    1-7    1-13

GIRLS

1. Allderdice rolled past Brashear, 71-47, behind a game-high 23 points from Janay Bottoms. Ebony Brown led the Bulls with 10 points.

2. Langley snuck past Schenley, 35-28. Desiray Weston led the Mustangs with 11 points and Taylor Smith had a game-best 15 for the Spartans.

3. Oliver beat Carrick, 33-26, behind Darnetta Glascoe’s 12 points. Sara Nielson paced Carrick with 10 points.

4. Westinghouse punished Peabody, 56-14. Jasmine Myers and Kayla Key were the only players in double-figures with 21 and 16, apiece.

Standings:

Team    Conf.     Ovr

1. Allderdice    9-0    11-3

2. Westinghouse    8-1    11-4

3. Perry    6-2    6-8

4. Brashear    6-3    8-5

5. Langley    4-4    8-5

6. Schenley    4-6    4-11

7. Oliver    1-8    2-10

8. Carrick    1-8    1-10

9. Peabody    1-8    1-11

(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at http://www.newpittsburghcourier.com.)

(Malik Vincent can be reached at malikvincent@gmail.com.)

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