Herald Roundup: Week of 1/29/2017

By: Monday, January 29, 2018, TRIB-LIVE

Behind a combined 62 points from Carson Cohen, Dom McGriff and Ben Kelly, Fox Chapel boys basketball rolled to a 70-47 win over Woodland Hills in a key Section 3-6A game Jan. 23.

The Foxes led 37-19 at the half. Cohen scored 24 points, McGriff had 23 and Kelly added 15. McGriff also recorded his eighth double-double of the season as he hauled in 12 rebounds.

“We played a clean first half, and having Ben back after missing the previous game gave me a good feeling,” FC coach Zach Skrinjar said. “We did a much better job of limiting them in transition, and we made a lot of extra passes and were able to spread them out on defense.”

The Foxes went on the road to face first-place Penn Hills on Jan. 26 and pulled off a big 61-54 win. The Foxes (13-4, 7-3) trailed with less than two minutes left but rallied to pull within one game of the Indians (16-2, 8-2). McGriff had 19 points and Kelly added 19.

“The team never gave up,” Skrinjar said. “We kept coming back and made some key free throws at the end.”

Girls basketball

In a nonsection game on Jan. 23, Sarah Sheerer scored 18 points to lead Fox Chapel girls basketball to a 64-30 win over Woodland Hills.

They returned to Section 2-6A play Friday and lost a close one at Penn Hills, 43-37. Sheerer scored nine points to lead the Foxes (5-11, 0-7).