Luke Carter’s 10 3-pointers Propel NA To Win Over North Hills
Senior Luke Carter knocked down an astonishing 10 3-pointers to help lift the North Allegheny Tigers to an impressive 93-65 win over the fifth-ranked North Hills Indians on Tuesday night in Section 1-AAAAAA action. Carter’s 10 treys was one short of the North Allegheny single-game record of 11 set by Joe Mancini on January 21, 2014 against Shaler. Netting a game-high 30 points, Carter was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
North Hills entered the evening as the second-highest scoring team in the WPIAL, averaging 79.2 points per game. However, it was the North Allegheny shooters who stole the show. In an expected break-neck pace, both teams traded barbs in the early going and were tied 14-14 midway through the first quarter. Late in the opening period, the Tigers sparked a 21-4 run to take a 35-18 lead by the midway point of the second quarter.
North Hills, led by senior Nick Smith, trimmed the North Allegheny advantage to 44-35 with a 10-3 run to open the third quarter. Smith finished the game with a team-best 22 points and surpassed the school’s all-time scoring record of 1,466 points. Smith, who now has 1,473 points, leapfrogged Ed Crankovic in the North Hills’ record book who previously set the scoring mark in 1978.
Despite seeing their lead trimmed to nine points, Carter and the Tigers continued their 3-point shooting barrage and pulled away from the Indians for a convincing win. Junior Curtis Aiken netted 24 points and added two 3-pointers. Junior Ray Sandherr tallied 10 points and two treys, senior Griffin Sestili chipped in with 12 points and senior Isaac Barnes posted 10 points.
Following the win, North Allegheny jumps to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in Section 1. North Hills dips to 11-3 overall and 4-2 in the section. The Tigers will host Shaler on Friday night at 7:30. The contest will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Boys Basketball vs. North Hills, 1-17-17
|SCORE BY QUARTERS||1||2||3||4||FINAL|