CV girls knock down USC with 3-point shot
By Eleanor Bailey
Chartiers Valley knocked down eight, 3-point field goals on its way to a 59-45 victory over Upper St. Clair in girls’ basketball action.
Cassidy O’Keefe buried three of the long-range shots, including back-to-back treys as the senior staked the Colts to a 21-12 advantage two minutes into the second stanza. She finished with a game-high 18 markers.
Mariah Wells followed with 11 tallies. She drained two long-range shots as the Colts’ lead swelled to 30-16 before intermission and to 42-32 by the end of three quarters.
After a scoreless first-frame, Jenna Devinney also connected on two triples. She finished in double digits as well with 10 tallies.
Kristina Coyne and Kristin McGeogh each pitched in six points apiece. Coyne notched all her points in the final frame and thwarted a late-game rally by the Panthers.
USC pulled to within, 48-41, ironically on a 3-pointer by Constance Raftis. The Panthers produced five, 3-point field goals. Madison Serio and Elayna Kaylor each had a pair and finished with eight and 10 points respectively.
Jordan Serio also knocked down a long-range shot and tallied six points as did Rachel Mazzie. Diandra Conwell pitched in eight points in the losing effort.
With the win, CV improved to 6-2 in Section 4 and 12-4 overall. USC slipped to 3-5 in the division and 8-7 overall.