NA Upended At Pine-Richland
The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team dropped a 73-47 decision at Pine-Richland on Friday night in Section 1-6A action. Despite the loss, the Tigers still won the season series against the Rams with two victories against their neighborhood rival earlier in the season.
NA and Pine-Richland traded baskets in the first half and were deadlocked 27-27 at intermission. However, the second half was controlled by the Rams, who outscored the Tigers 46-20 in the second half. PR pulled away in the fourth quarter with 80-percent shooting from the floor.
North Allegheny was paced by senior forward Khalil Dinkins with 19 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Greg Habib added 11 points and five boards. Pine-Richland was sparked by Luke Shanahan’s 21-point effort. Joey Petcash and Joey Dudkowski added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Following the loss, North Allegheny slips to 12-5 overall and 8-3 in Section 1-6A. Second-place Pine-Richland keeps its section title hopes alive and improves to 9-4 overall and 6-3 in the section. The Tigers will take on City League powerhouse Allderdice on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in a tough non-section contest. The JV and Varsity game will be video streamed live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Boys Basketball vs. Pine-Richland, 2-19-21
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