WPIAL quarterfinal blog - West A. beats Highlands

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By Mike White | Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 

WPIAL quarterfinal live blog

9:41 p.m. - West Allegheny won over Highlands, 62-59 in overtime. John O'Donnell made two free throws with 11.4 seconds left to put West A ahead. Highlands' Micah Mason missed a long 3-pointer with four seconds left.

Stats, thoughts and quarterfinal rundown later.

9:30 p.m. - Nick Herman banked in a short shot with one second left to tie the score and West Allegheny and Highlands are in overtime. Tied, 57-57, after regulation.

9:07 p.m. - End of the third quarter and Highlands has taken a 46-43 lead.

Girls' scores: Peters Township came back from 10 down to beat No. 4 seed Shaler, 49-48. Seton-LaSalle avenged a loss in last year's title game by beating Sto-Rox, 44-35. Ellie Hanlon led Peters Township with 17. Katie Gattuso had 12 for Seton-LaSalle.

8:46 p.m. - Halftime and West Allegheny leads Highlands, 30-27. Only two points so far for Highlands guard Micah Mason, who averages 20. Teammate Mike Trenski, who also averages 20, has seven.

West Allegheny's John O'Donnell, who averages over 20, has 15. I haven't seen many guards O'Donnell's size who post up like him. He's only 6 feet, but he has a great knack of posting up players who are just as tall. Great knack of scoring inside also. He hit a bucket at the end of the half to give West A. 30-27 lead.

Another girls' final score: Bethel Park beat Butler, 50-43.

8:32 p.m. - Former Blackhawk coach John Miller in the house, along with Jeff Cheatham, father of former Blackhawk star Brandon Fuss-Cheatham.

8:25 p.m - End of the first quarter and Highlands leads West Allegheny, 14-9. Highlands' shooting is off, going 6 of 18 in first quarter.

Girls final: In a slight upset, Beaver knocked off Greensburg Central Catholic, 57-51, but Beaver standout Kendra Pilarski injured her knee in the first half. Report is ACL injury. Future status is uncertain.

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