"McCauley swatted away Jordan Shoop's potentially winning basket with three seconds left in the game to preserve a 61-60 Yough victory before a packed house at North Hills Middle School.
The North Carolina State recruit tallied a three-point play with 51 seconds left in the game to give the Cougars their first lead since going ahead, 4-3, in the opening minutes of play.
McCauley scored 41 of his team's 61 points, giving him a career total of 2,180, good enough for 15th place on the all-time WPIAL scoring list."
Yough advanced to the WPIAL semifinals for the first time in school history. They will play the winner of West Mifflin-Hopewell game early next week.
Ben McCauley's strong playoff efforts continued as he has now scored 58% of his team's points in the playoffs.
He is averaging nearly 30 points per game for the season, and has now led Yough to an 18-7 overall record.