Reis Watkins

Shenango's Reis Watkins looks to pass to a teammate during a home game against South Side Beaver.

The Shenango High boys basketball team got going in the second half Wednesday night.

The Wildcats outscored visiting New Brighton by 18 points to pull away for a 50-26 WPIAL nonsection victory.

The teams were tied at 9 after one quarter. Shenango (6-3) forged a 22-16 halftime advantage.

“We got off to a rough start,” Wildcats coach Bob McQuiston said. “I thought our defense woke up a little bit in the second half; we got some movement in the second half.”

Reis Watkins and Brody McQuiston recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds apiece for Shenango. Ryan Lenhart chipped in with nine markers for the winners.

The Lions dropped to 0-3.

Mohawk 56, Slippery Rock 54, (2OT)

The Warriors worked a little extra to earn their first win of the season in a decision over the visiting Rockets.

Mohawk (1-4) outscored Slippery Rock 6-4 in the second overtime to capture the victory.

Jay Wrona netted a game-high 20 points to pace the Warriors. Jackson Miller chipped in with 16 markers for the winners, while Mark Rudesill added 11.

Ethan Plesakov posted 14 points for Slippery Rock.

 Central Valley 64, Ellwood City 53

The Wolverines dropped a nonsection road matchup to the host Warriors.

Ellwood City Lincoln (3-3) trailed just 14-12 after the first quarter. Central Valley, though, took charge in the second quarter and pushed the advantage to 36-23 at the half.

Joseph Roth recorded 23 points to lead the Wolverines and Alexander Roth was next with 13.

Justin Thompson tossed in 18 tallies for Central Valley (1-0). 


Union 50, Wilmington 19

The Lady Scots started strong and never looked back en route to a nonsection home win over the Lady Greyhounds.

Union held a 9-2 lead after one quarter and 25-6 at the half.

Kayla Fruehstorfer led three Lady Scots (2-2) in double figures with 13 points. Elise Booker was next with 12 tallies and Zoe Lepri chipped in with 11.

Fruehstorfer made seven steals and Kendall Preuhs was next with five for the winners.

Renee Ealy netted 10 markers for Wilmington.

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