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3 p.m.: Charleston Catholic beats Madonna, 70-46

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March 16, 2012
Associated Press , Weirton Daily Times

CHARLESTON - Haston Gerencir scored 28 points to lead Charleston Catholic to a 70-46 win over defending champion Madonna in the boys Class A semifinals Friday.

Gerencir's three-point play with 2:47 left in the third quarter put second-seeded Charleston Catholic ahead for good.

The Irish scored 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to earn their seventh title-game berth in the last eight years. Keaghan Ritchie scored eight of his 12 points during the key run.

Charleston Catholic (23-3) is looking for its first title since winning back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007.

Clay Rokisky led third-seeded Madonna (23-4) with 15 points. Drazen Frankovitch was in foul trouble for most of the game and finished with one point. He had 23 points and 14 rebounds in a quarterfinal win over Trinity.

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MADONNA (23-4)

Comis 3-15 1-3 9, Battista 2-7 2-2 8, Rokisky 5-12 4-5 15, Frankovitch 0-2 1-2 1, Pietranton 0-2 0-0 0, Guio 0-0 0-0 0, Antione 0-0 0-0 0, Mogan 2-4 0-0 4, Egyud 1-5 3-4 6, Bowser 1-1 0-0 3, Ewusiak 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-48 11-16 46.

CHARLESTON CATHOLIC (23-3)

Godwin 0-4 2-2 2, Gerencir 11-15 2-4 28, Casingal 2-3 0-0 5, George 2-4 3-7 7, Ritchie 2-5 8-13 12, McCarty 1-3 2-2 5, Hoyer 0-1 0-0 0, Shrewsbury 1-2 0-0 2, Casto 0-2 7-8 7, Tupta 0-0 0-0 0, McKown 0-0 0-0 0, Hovorka 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 19-39 26-38 70.

Madonna 13 14 10 9-46

Charleston Catholic 15 8 16 31-70

3-Point Goals-Madonna 7-31 (Battista 2-7, Comis 2-13, Bowser 1-1, Egyud 1-3, Rokisky 1-6, Pietranton 0-1), Charleston Catholic 6-12 (Gerencir 4-6, Casingal 1-1, McCarty 1-3, Godwin 0-1, Ritchie 0-1). Fouled out-Mogan. Rebounds-Madonna 32 (Rokisky 8), Charleston Catholic 33 (Ritchie 9). Assists-Madonna 9 (Battista 4), Charleston Catholic 10 (Godwin, Gerencir 3). Total Fouls-Madonna 26, Charleston Catholic 13. Technical-Pietranton. A-na.

 
 

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