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No. 4 Pine-Richland Survives North Allegheny, 48-43

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The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team battled the fourth-ranked Pine-Richland Rams on Friday night but fell by a 48-43 decision in Section 1-6A action. The Tigers held a 39-35 lead with 4:06 remaining but the visiting Rams outscored NA, 12-4, the rest of the way. Senior Logan Murray netted a game-high 25 points and poured in seven 3-pointers to lead Pine-Richland to the win.

Facing the fast-paced Rams, the Tigers were able to dictate the pace in the early going and led 10-5 after one quarter of play. Junior Khalil Dinkins scored six points in the first period and senior Grant Timmerson tallied 10 of his team-high 14 points in the first half to pace the NA attack.

After a slow start, Pine-Richland started to heat up from beyond the arc in the second quarter and took a 24-19 lead by intermission. Murray knocked down three of his seven 3-pointers in the first half.

The pendulum swung back toward North Allegheny in the third quarter as the Tigers tied the score at 30-30 heading into the fourth. With the help of Dinkins, the Tigers grabbed a 39-35 lead midway through the final stanza. Dinkins finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, earning Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.

Also helping the NA charge was senior Zach Andreykovich with seven of his nine points coming in the second half. Despite the four-point lead with 4:06 remaining, Pine-Richland used an 8-0 run to take a lead it would never relinquish to close out a 48-43 win over North Allegheny.

Following the outcome, North Allegheny falls to 8-9 overall and 3-4 in Section 1-6A. Pine-Richland improves to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in the section. The Tigers will visit Central Catholic on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for another section contest.

Boys Basketball vs. Pine-Richland, 1-24-20

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NA Falls To Second-Ranked Butler

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The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team fell at second-ranked Butler on Tuesday night, 72-57, in Section 1-6A action.

The Tigers hung tough with the Golden Tornado in the first half as the teams were deadlocked, 29-29, at intermission. North Allegheny was paced by junior Khalil Dinkins with a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Robby Jones stepped up with 11 points and three 3-pointers. Junior forward Ethan Lake chipped in with nine points.

Butler pulled away in the second half and shot 62-percent in the fourth quarter. The Golden Tornado were led by Mattix Clement’s 21 points. Purdue University commit Ethan Morton tallied a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

North Allegheny slips to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in Section 1-6A. Butler remains in first place in the section with a 6-0 mark and 12-4 overall record. The Tigers will host Pine-Richland on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Basketball vs. Butler, 1-21-20

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Tigers edged by Erie City, 50-44

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The Tigers led most of the night, but fell to District 10 foe Erie City 50-44 Friday night in a non-section matchup.

North Allegheny jumped out early leading 15-14 after a quarter and 26-23 at the half. Ethan Lake and Grant Timmerson carried the offense in the first half hitting big outside shots.

Erie City made a run in the third period but the Tigers had the four point lead heading into the fourth quarter 40-36. In the fourth quarter Erie City’s defense revved up outscoring North Allegheny 14-4 in the quarter and completed the comeback winning 50-44.

Lake and Timmerson each had 13 points. Khalil Dinkins added 10 points.

The Tigers fall to 8-8 overall. Back to section play for North Allegheny as they head to Butler on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Boys Basketball vs. Erie City, 1-18-20

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Tigers Triumph Over Tribe For Section Win, 57-51

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The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team won its third consecutive game and defeated the North Hills Indians on Tuesday night, 57-51, to climb into the third place in the Section 1-6A standings. The victory was also the fifth in a row for the Tigers in their head-to-head series with the Indians.

In a back-and-forth contest throughout the night, the game wasn’t decided until the waning minutes. Trailing by two points midway through the fourth quarter, North Allegheny took a 51-50 lead on a 3-pointer from junior Ethan Lake. Lake finished with eight points and provided some good minutes off the bench for the Tigers.

With 2:29 to play, North Hills senior Logan Marshalek went to the charity stripe and made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the score at 51-51. North Allegheny answered back with 1:48 remaining in the game courtesy of a layup by junior Khalil Dinkins to reclaim the lead, 53-51. On the ensuing possession, Matthew Seidl missed on a pull-up jumper and North Allegheny grabbed the rebound. With less than a minute to play, North Hills applied pressure and seemingly garnered a crucial steal. However, the Indians turned the ball over immediately on a steal by Grant Timmerson, who was fouled while driving to the basket.

With 41 seconds left in the fourth, Timmerson made two free throws to extend the NA lead to 55-51. Timmerson totaled 12 points and eight rebounds.

Following another missed jumper by North Hills, the Tigers put the game on ice with two more free throws from Zach Andreykovich to close out a 57-51 victory. Andreykovich tallied 13 points and three 3-pointers and facilitated a team-high five assists. North Allegheny ended the game on a 9-1 run.

The Wright Automotive Player of the Game was Dinkins who posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dinkins also netted the game-winning basket.

Also contributing to the win was senior Nate Campbell who provided some hard-nosed defense and dished out four assists.

For the Indians, Alex Smith led with 15 points and Seidl added 13 points. Marshalek chipped in with 12 points for North Hills.

North Allegheny leaps to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in Section 1-6A, while North Hills drops to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in the section. The Tigers will visit Erie High on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a non-section contest.

Boys Basketball vs. North Hills, 1-14-20

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Grant Timmerson Drops 27 In Win Over Seneca Valley

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The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team earned another important section win on Friday night with a 73-53 triumph at Seneca Valley. The Tigers raced to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter and led for the remainder of the night.

Senior Grant Timmerson delivered with a huge night for the Tigers with 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting from the field. Timmerson had 20 points by halftime and connected on 6 of 7 from beyond the arc. Seniors Luke Colella and Zach Andreykovich poured in 17 and 10 points, respectively.

Senior Mason Bush paced the Raiders with 20 points and junior Connor Lyczek added 13 points.

North Allegheny leaps to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in Section 1-6A. The victory pulls the Tigers into a tie for third place with the North Hills Indians. NA and North Hills will duel on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Basketball vs. Seneca Valley, 1-10-20

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