Shaler Defeats North Allegheny In Section Opener, 63-40

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Shaler snapped a 19-game section losing streak on Friday night with a 63-40 road win over the North Allegheny Tigers. The section victory was the first for the Titans since a 56-54 win at North Hills on January 6, 2015. The outcome also snapped an eight-game head-to-head losing streak to the Tigers.

The difference maker in this contest was three-point shooting and the disparity was considerable. The Titans connected on 11 of 16 from beyond the arc, including a perfect 5 for 5 in the second half, for a 69-percent success rate. Meanwhile, North Allegheny hit 27-percent from the perimeter on 3 of 11 shooting.

Shaler was led by sophomore guard Mehki Reynolds who tallied a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jesse Tavella and Luke Bebout reached double digits with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

For North Allegheny, senior Curtis Aiken netted double figures with 11 points. Junior forward Stephen Humphries received Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors with seven points and seven rebounds.

The loss drops North Allegheny to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in section play. Shaler improves to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Section 1-6A. The Tigers will visit Pine-Richland on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

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