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High School Basketball Highlights (Dec. 30)

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Gateway boys lose first game of season in tournament finale


The Gateway boys basketball team won its first six games of the season -- all against WPIAL competition -- but a game Saturday against a team from suburban Nashville, Tenn., had the Gators singing a different tune.

Andy Schumpert scored 26 points and Brentwood, Tenn., handed the two-time defending WPIAL Class AAAA champion Gators their first loss, 62-42, in the championship of the Gateway tournament.

D.J. Boyce scored 14 points for No. 3 Gateway (6-1), which trailed Brentwood (15-2) by 11 points at halftime and gave up nine 3-pointers.

Other top games

• Dorian Stevens made a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in overtime to give Penn-Trafford (7-2) a 73-72 win against Class AAAA No. 5 Bethel Park (8-1) in the Shady Side Academy tournament. Corey Stanford led Penn-Trafford with 23 points.

• Saint Louis recruit Mike Crawford scored 22 points to push Tipton, Ind. (8-1) past Mt. Lebanon (5-5), 54-53, in the Bob Wettig Memorial tournament in Indiana. Tyler Roth led the Blue Devils with 15 points.

Hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: A.J. Greco, Baldwin, 6; Matt Renzi, Franklin Regional, 5; Rohan Young, Bethel Park, 4; Alex Ferrari, Chartiers-Houston, 4; Dylan Pounds, Chartiers-Houston, 4; Joe Carroll, Thomas Jefferson, 4.

Top girls game

• Class AA No. 1 Seton-LaSalle (8-1) bounced back from its first loss by trouncing Philadelphia Archbishop Ryan, 54-27, in the Pickerington North tournament in Ohio.

Milestone

• Alexis Graham scored her 1,000th career point in helping Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (9-0) defeat Greensburg Central Catholic (7-2), 89-56, in the Hempfield tournament. Graham went 10 for 11 from the field and scored 27 points. She has 1,010 points in her career.

Star of the night

• Courtnee McMasters finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals for California (8-1) in a 64-35 win against Trinity Christian (1-6) in the California tournament.

Hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Jaylee Patterson, South Allegheny, 8; Chassidy Omogrosso, Blackhawk, 5; Jayne Oberdorf, Greensburg Salem, 5; Alex Ventrone, Mt. Lebanon, 4.