This past week, the City League sent four representatives, for both boys and girls, to compete in the PIAA playoffs in class AAA and AAAA. Unfortunately, none of the teams were able to come out with a victory.
Allderdice (17-8) was one of the AAAA representatives for the boys. Their opponent, Gateway (19-5) came away with a 46-43 win in a first round game that took place March 13 at Peabody. Tyler Scott and Mike Kromka led the way with 15 apiece for the Gators. Ishmail Swain and Justin Dobbs each put up 12 to lead the Dragons.
|WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR—Perry star Dashawna Carey is guarded by two Chartiers Valley players. Carey was held to six points as the City League girl champions fell to the Colts, 65-22.
In other AAAA boys’ action, North Allegheny (21-5) defeated Carrick 74-57 behind 29 points from Jack Counahan. Mike Talton (16), Mike Wilson (13), and Nate Morton (10), also scored in double-figures for Carrick (10-14).
In AAA, West Mifflin defeated Oliver 81-69 in a game played at Brashear. C.J. Hester led West Mifflin (15-8) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Chuck Lawson added 15. Evan Schell made six 3-pointers to lead Oliver (21-5) with 24 points.
Montour defeated Perry 63-60 despite a game-high 19 points from junior guard Marcus Smith. Perry (18-6) ended their season winning only three of their last eight games. Greg McGhee added four points for the Commodores. Austin Heter led Montour (16-8) with 17.
In girls AAAA action, Baldwin knocked off Allderdice 61-39. Belma Nurkic scored a game-high 31 points for Baldwin (21-5) while Janay Bottoms led Allderdice (17-7) with 12.
Bethel Park defeated Schenley 57-31, led by Candice Martino’s 16 points. London McCoy also scored 16 for the Lady Spartans (12-13) but they were outscored 33-8 at the end of the first half.
In AAA, Blackhawk defeated Westinghouse 46-31. Alexa Hayward (13) and Rachel Curtiss (10) scored in double-figures to lead Blackhawk (15-9). Tatayanna Cox-Taylor paced Westinghouse (19-7) with 12 points.
Chartiers Valley defeated Perry 65-22. Alex Coyne (15) and Alyssa Mazzarini (14) led Chartiers Valley (21-5). Dashawna Carey, Maritta Gilcrease, and Ashia Regan scored six apiece for Perry (17-9).
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