Herald Roundup: Week of 1/15/2018

By: Sunday, January 14 2018, TRIB-LIVE

Willie Doyle had a hat trick, and Colby Zmenkowski, Chase Villani, Reed Troutman and Sam Stites added two goals apiece as Fox Chapel cruised to an 11-1 PIHL Class A victory over Greensburg Central Catholic (1-11-1).

Sites had three assists, and Zmenkowski had two helpers for the Foxes (6-6-1).

Boys basketball

Fox Chapel traveled to Penn Township on Jan. 9 to take on Penn-Trafford in a Section 3-6A game. The Foxes led 32-24 at the half and carried a 45-36 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Warriors rallied for a 54-53 win. Dom McGriff led the Foxes with 20 points.

The Foxes were without leading scorer Carson Cohen.

“We played very well in the first half and executed our game plan pretty much exactly how we wanted to,” FC coach Zach Skrinjar said. “Any time you play without Carson, the game is going to be different. It’s tough to lose your court leader and 20 points a game.”

The Foxes (9-4, 3-3) hosted Latrobe on Friday and coasted to a 72-45 win as they raced to a 42-24 halftime lead. McGriff scored 22, and Cohen added 19. The Foxes held Latrobe’s high scoring duo of Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler to nine points apiece.

Girls basketball

Down 20-10 at the half, Fox Chapel’s second-half comeback bid fell short as it lost to Penn-Trafford, 39-36, in a Section 2-6A game Jan. 9. Sarah Sheerer led the Foxes (4-8, 0-4) with nine points.

On Friday, as the Foxes couldn’t hang onto a 49-48 lead after three quarters in a 63-58 loss to Latrobe. Sheerer had 15 points to lead Fox Chapel.