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.”
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).