South Hills Audi 89 CRONS 79
After suffering its only loss of the Pro-Am League, South Hills Audi got back on track with a 89-79 win over CRONS, to advance to the first game of Monday's Semi-Final.
Lance Jeter was not in action on Monday, in his team's only loss, and proved to be a major factor in Wednesday night's win--15 assists--to go with 26 points and eight rebounds. He set a Pro-Am League record with 16 assists last Wednesday night.
Cameron Wright finished with 33 points in the loss for CRONS, on 13-26 shooting, 17 of those points coming in the first half.
South Hills Audi led 46-40 at halftime, but CRONS would not go quietly. Pitt freshman Ryan Luther tied the game twice in the second half, on a couple of layups. Luther finished with 10 points. Despite making it a one-point deficit three times in the second half, and tying the game twice, CRONS wasn't able to gain a lead in the second half.
It wasn't until former Panther John DeGroat added back-to-back threes, giving his team an 84-74 lead with 1:30 to play, that South Hills Audi could finally get some breathing room.
Shale Attorney 104 UPMC 78
In an upset, Shale Attorney--who didn't pick up its first win of the summer until the regular season finale on Monday--knocked off top-seeded UPMC, 104-78.
Shale Attorney will play South Hills Audi at 7 pm Monday, the first Semi-Final game at Montour's Athletic Complex.
Rene Castro finished with 26 for Shale Attorney in the win. Domo McKoy led three players in double-figures for UPMC, with 17 points. Shale Attorney was able to overcome a 34-33 deficit in rebounding, to come out with the win.
System One 122 GNC 92
It was once again the Mike Young Show, as he helped System One to an impressive 122-92 win over GNC. Young led all scorers on Wednesday night with 42 points. James Robinson assisted on seven of Young's 16 field goals.
Micah Mason also finished with 25 points, on 11-14 shooting.
Aaron Johnson led GNC with a double-double of 38 points and 11 rebounds.
PGT 108 Bakery Square 99
It should make for an interesting matchup in Monday's other semifinal game, as Josh Newkirk and Derrick Randall of PGT, will match up with System One's James Robinson and Mike Young.
Newkirk led PGT with 38 points, followed by Lucky Jones with 28. Jeremiah Jones added 17, while Randall had a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds.
As they have done several times this summer, PGT was able to overcome a significant deficit, and come back with a win. This time, a 108-99 win over Bakery Square.
Bakery Square, led by Jordan Steven's 33 points, jumped out to an early 9-0 lead, and a 22-11 lead eight minutes in. PGT gradually cut that deficit. A coast-to-coast layup from Newkirk cut the deficit to 28-23, approaching the halfway point of the first period.
A three-point play from Jones tied the game at 36-36, with six minutes left in the first half. Randall gave his team its first lead of the game on a layup underneath, 40-38, with just over four minutes left in the first half. The score was tied at 49-49 at halftime.
Building off that first half momentum, PGT blew the game open--a ten-point lead off another coast-to-coast layup from Newkirk--going up 76-66 with 12 minutes left. Randall added another dunk, followed by a three-pointer from Lucky Jones and a three-pointer from Newkirk. Just like that, PGT led 95-78, and never looked back.
Pitt's Joseph Uchebo had another impressive outing, closing out a very solid summer. He finished with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.
7 pm: South Hills Audi vs. Shale Attorney
8:15 pm: System One vs. PGT