Big Second Half Helps NA Vault Past North Hills, 72-56
The North Allegheny Boys Basketball Team finished Section 3-AAAA play on Friday night with a 72-56 victory at North Hills. The Indians put a scare into the Tigers early on as the rivals from West View led, 25-24, at intermission and limited NA to 38 percent shooting for the half. However, North Allegheny sprung loose in the third quarter and outscored the Indians 21-11 and continued on in the fourth for a 16 point victory. NA shot 52 percent from the field in the second half.
Junior Cole Constantino paced the Tigers offensively with 21 points and 4 of 7 shooting from beyond the arc. Constantino was perfect from the free-throw line, hitting 7 of 7 attempts. Senior Joe Mancini fired in three treys on his way to a 13 point night. Senior Elijah Zeise notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Senior David Haus crashed the glass for 10 rebounds and dished off five assists.
For North Hills, Dylan Mitchell scored 19 points to lead the Indians and Shawndale Jones netted 18. C.J. Paulauskas pulled down a team-high 14 rebounds.
The playoff-bound Tigers finish section play with an 11-3 record and improve to 17-3 overall. North Hills drops to 10-12 overall and concludes section action with a 4-10 record. North Allegheny visits Penn-Trafford on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm.
Boys Basketball vs. North Hills, 2-7-14
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