While football season is wrapping up, high school basketball season got under way this weekend in Pennsylvania.
Top highlights included:
* Christian Locher scored 48 points Friday night in a Mars
win over Keystone Oaks Friday night.
Josh Valentic scored 41 points Saturday including his 1,000th career point to help the Hillers to a win over Burgettstown. Valentic scored 19 points in the first quarter alone.
* Venango Catholic's Maxx Rynd
had 36 points and 15 rebounds in a win over DuBois Friday and then came back with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Keystone Saturday.
* Kittanning's Nathan Stolitza
scored 43 points in an overtime win over Riverview including going 23 of 26 from the free-throw line. That outpaced Riverview's Corey Bickert, who had 34 points.
* Quaker Valley (Leetsdale)
head coach Mike Mastroianni won his 300th career game with a 69-48 victory over Peadbody Friday. Quaker Valley then beat Quigley Saturday giving Mastroianni a career mark of 301-159.
* Lincoln (Ellwood City)
and Carlynton (Carnegie)
played one of the highest scoring WPIAL girls basketball games in recent memory Friday night with Ellwood City coming away with a 93-80 win thanks to 30 points from Asia Borders.