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Butler clips Kiski

Butler outscored Kiski Area by 10 points in the final period in earning a 53-46 non-section boys basketball victory on the road Thursday night.

Senior guard Devin Carney tallied 25 points, making all six of his two-point attempts.

Braylon Littlejohn contributed five rebounds and four assists and Charlie Kreinbucher pulled down seven boards for Butler (8-2).

Joe Lukas paced the Cavaliers (9-2) with 13 points.

BUTLER 53

Braylon Littlejohn 2, Raine Gratzmiller 5, Devin Carney 25, Madden Clement 6, Mac Schnur 1, Colin Patterson 5, Charlie Kreinbucher 7, Kaleb Proudfoot 2. Totals: 19 9-11 53.

KISKI AREA 46

Joe Lukas 13, Jason Flemm 10.

Butler 8 15 10 20 — 53

Kiski Area 10 11 15 10 — 46

3-point goals: Butler 6 (Carney 3, Clement 2, Gratzmiller)

Tuesday: North Hills at Butler

Freeport 80, Apollo-Ridge 48 — Brady Sullivan scored 13 points to lead a Freeport offense that dropped 27 on the Vikings in the third quarter.

APOLLO-RIDGE 48

Gage Johnston 19, Karter Schrock 10.

FREEPORT 80

Brady Sullivan 13, Cole Charlton 11, Vinnie Clark 10, Ben Lane 10.

Apollo-Ridge 7 17 11 13 — 48

Freeport 16 19 27 18 — 80

A slim halftime lead turned into a narrow loss for Butler.The Golden Tornado fell at home to North Allegheny, 53-47, after getting outscored by 11 points in the third quarter.Butler trailed by just two points with 32 seconds left.Scoring in double digits for Butler were Makenna Maier (14 points), Macklin Hanley (12), Justine Forbes (11) and Maisy Gibson (10).It was the third straight loss for Butler (6-4, 2-2).NA (8-0, 4-0), the top-ranked Class 6A team in the state, remained undefeated.NORTH ALLEGHENY 53Jasmine Timmerson 13, Caroline Henderson 18, Cam Phillips 6, Lydia Betz 4, Emma Fischer 2, Grace Heliger 6, Mia Tuman 4. Totals: 17 12-15 53.BUTLER 47Justine Forbes 11, Macklin Hanley 12, Maisy Gibson 10, Makenna Maier 14. Totals: 18 4-8 47.North Allegheny 9 12 18 14 — 53Butler 8 16 7 16 — 473-point goals: North Allegheny 7 (Henderson 4, Heliger 2, Timmerson); Butler 7 (Forbes 3, Hanley 2, Maier 2)Monday: Butler at Pine-RichlandSeneca Valley 50, Shaler 46 — The Raiders improved to 7-3 overall and 4-0 in section play by holding off the host Titans.Olivia West poured in 21 points for SV.SENECA VALLEY 50Jess Bickart 9, Olivia West 21, Emerson Peffer 4, Gracie Cato 9, Kirsten Vislosky 7. Totals: 18 9-16 50.SHALER 46Perez 2, Rodman 2, Kostorick 10, Engle 2, DeJidas 13, Barr 17. Totals: 19 3-7 46.Seneca Valley 14 17 8 11 — 50Shaler 5 10 20 11 — 46Freeport 49, Derry 27 — The Yellowjackets (3-3, 2-1) slammed the door on the visiting Trojans with a 24-point fourth quarter.Ava Soilis paced Freeport with 12 points and Melaina Dezort added 10.Tiana Moracco scored 15 points for Derry.Derry 6 2 8 11 — 27Freeport 7 7 11 24 — 49North Catholic 60, Laurel 46 — Junior Dacia Lewandowski scored a game-high 20 points for the Trojanettes (6-3, 4-0), who remained unbeaten in section play.Tori Drevna chipped in 14 points in the win and Alayna Rocco 12.North Catholic 16 14 16 14 — 60Laurel 13 10 14 9 — 46Clarion 39, A-C Valley 14 — Baylee Blauser scored nine points for the Falcons (1-7).CLARION 39Simko 19, Alston 6, Anthony 4, Babbington 4, Lopez 4, Durish 2. Totals: 18 2-6 39.A-C VALLEY 14Baylee Blauser 9, Mackenzie Parks 2, Grace Barlett 2, Keira McVay 1. Totals: 6 2-12 14.Clarion 10 15 2 12 — 39A-C Valley 6 6 0 2 — 14

Butler defeated Plum, 795(53x)-773(35x). No other information was available.