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Roundup: City League basketball semifinals


Westinghouse’s staggering streak of consecutive City League girls title game appearances is safe for another year. Now, the Bulldogs will look to keep another, shorter streak going.

Westinghouse defeated Allderdice, 45-41, in Thursday night’s semifinals, and will meet Perry in the league title game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peabody High School. It’s Westinghouse’s 23rd straight City League championship appearance, and the Bulldogs have a shot to win their fourth consecutive league championship.

Defending boys champion Perry, meanwhile, won’t get to defend its title. Allderdice avenged its loss to the Commodores in last year’s title game with a 69-58 semifinal win and will battle Oliver, a 67-63 winner over Westinghouse, in the City League boys championship at noon Saturday at Peabody.

City League boys semifinals

Allderdice 69, Perry 58 — Both Ishmael Swain and Ben Mickens had double-doubles for the Dragons (16-8), which lost to Perry twice in the regular season by a combined two points. Swain scored 16 and had11 rebounds and six assists, while Mickens scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Justin Dobbs added 10 points for the Dragons. Daryl Harrington led Perry (18-5) with 16 points, Greg McGhee scored 14 and Marcus Smith had 10.

Oliver 67, Westinghouse 64 — Tawayne Steele’s 24 points led top-seeded Oliver (20-4) to the win. Evan Schell had 23 points for the Bears, and Delvon Murray added 13. Fleming Davis led Westinghouse (14-10) with 21 points, and Darrell Cosby had 16. Oliver hasn’t won a City League title since 1957.

Girls semifinals

Perry 74, Schenley 55 — Dashawna Carey scored 26 points, out-dueling Schenley’s London McCoy to lead the Commodores (16-8) to the City League final. McCoy led Schenley (12-12) with 22 points, and both Taylor Smith and Chaunice Lightfoot added 12. Perry’s Ashia Regan made four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, while Chelsey Anderson had 13.

Westinghouse 45, Allderdice 41 — Tatayanna Cox-Taylor’s 21 points and seven rebounds led Westinghouse (19-5), and Mickita White added 10. Dajai Beasley’s 15 points led Allderdice (17-6).

WPIAL championship games On-Demand

All eight boys and girls WPIAL title games played either Friday or Saturday will be available to watch via Comcast On-Demand the day after the game is played.

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