Tigers Vanquish Vikings For First Section Win

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The North Allegheny boys’ basketball team captured its first section win of the season with a 71-56 triumph at Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Tuesday night. A close game through three quarters, the Tigers took command of the contest in the fourth quarter by outscoring the host Vikings, 19-8. North Allegheny shot 63-percent from the field in the second half and 54-percent on the night.

North Allegheny was led by senior guard Mike Egnaczyk, who netted a team-high 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. Senior Nico Erimias and junior Justin Altmeyer scored 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Ermias hit a 3-pointer to end the first quarter and Altmeyer connected on a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at halftime, 31-31. Overall, the Tigers poured in 8 of 13 attempts from beyond the arc.

Central Catholic was paced by Jack Catanzarite with 18 points.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 6-4 overall and 1-2 in Section 1-6A. Central Catholic slips to 3-8 overall and 1-2 in the section. The Tigers will host Seneca Valley on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Basketball vs. Central Catholic, 1-8-19

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