Meghan Murray scored 38 points and became her school's all-time leading career scorer with 1,414 points in Monday's 54-42 win against Mars. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Union Progress).

Meghan Murray put forth a masterful performance while leading her team to a giant win over an arch-rival Monday.

And in the process, she became her school’s all-time leading scorer.

Murray scored 38 points and made some history while propelling Hampton to a 54-42 win against visiting Mars in Class 5A Section 2.

The win by Hampton (10-6) coupled with Armstrong’s win against North Hills means that the three teams are tied atop the section with 6-2 section marks. Mars fell to 8-7 overall, 4-3 in the section.

“It’s a very big win,” Hampton coach Tony Howard said. “Meghan obviously led the way for us, and we needed it to be about her tonight to a certain degree. But she was unselfish and was more worried about the win than the record.”

Murray, a 5-foot-5 senior guard and Kent State recruit, broke the program’s career scoring record previously held by 2018 graduate Ali Collins (1,383 points). Murray hit a half-court shot to beat the first-quarter buzzer Monday before surpassing Collins’ total in the second quarter. By the time the game was over, Murray’s career total stood at 1,414. She is now averaging 23.8 points a game this season, which ranks third in the WPIAL.

Murray was the only Hampton player to score in double figures. Kat Milon added eight points for the Talbots, who outscored Mars, 31-22, in the second half.

Alexis Cashdollar scored 12 points and Carmella McDole added 10 for Mars, which has dropped three of its past four games. Mars beat Hampton, 54-40, on Dec. 18.

Other girls games

• Emma Reynolds poured in a game-high 18 points to lead Chartiers Valley (13-2, 6-1) to a 41-38 win at Canon-McMillan (10-7, 3-5) in Class 6A Section 2. The Colts held a 32-21 lead after three quarters before holding on for the win. Lauren Borella paced Canon-McMillan with 14 points.

• Juliette Leroux scored a team-high 14 points and South Fayette (9-6) raced to a 10-point first-quarter lead before going on to capture a 57-34 non-section win against visiting Indiana (11-3). Cassie Boyer led Indiana with nine points.

• London Creach scored 21 points and Kaylee DeAngelo added 18 as Oakland Catholic (17-0, 8-0) remained perfect after rolling to an 83-25 win at Connellsville (3-12, 0-8) in Class 5A Section 3. The Eagles led, 54-17, at the half.

• Kaylee Charles (14 points) led a quartet of players scoring in double figures for McKeesport (13-2, 6-1), which pulled away in the fourth quarter to grab a 51-43 win at Latrobe (7-10, 3-5) in Class 5A Section 3. Carley Berk scored 13 points for Latrobe, which was outscored, 19-12, in the final quarter.

• Emma Paul’s 24 points enabled Armstrong (13-4, 6-2) to pick up a 50-35 win against visiting North Hills (9-8, 6-2) in Class 5A Section 2. It was the eighth win in a row for the River Hawks, who avenged a 73-69 overtime loss at North Hills on Dec. 18.

• Katelyn Myers scored 20 points to lead host Highlands (11-5, 6-2) to a 56-52 win against Knoch (8-7, 3-4) in Class 4A Section 1. Tyarah Woody chipped in 12 points for the Golden Rams, while Naturelle Ewing paced Knoch with 17.

• Karis Thomas scored 26 points and Maggie Spell added 21 to lead Shady Side Academy (12-2) to its sixth win in a row, 58-36, against visiting Seton LaSalle (10-4) in non-section play. Addie Lonergan led Seton LaSalle with 13 points.

• Shaye Bailey went off for 40 points while pushing host Freedom (8-8, 6-2) to an 81-22 win against Shenango (3-13, 1-7) in Class 2A Section 1. Bailey tallied 15 of her points in the first quarter and had 20 in both halves. Bailey scored a school-record 51 in a game last season.

• Also in Class 2A Section 1, Carla Brown scored 18 points and Aunesty Johnson added 16 to vault host Aliquippa (14-1, 8-0) to its eighth win in a row, 60-28, against South Side (9-8, 3-5).

• Casey Brancato’s game-high 18 points propelled Burrell (12-3) to its fifth win in a row courtesy of a 48-22 non-section victory at Jeannette (6-7). Navarah Smith scored 16 points for Jeannette (6-7), which has lost four of its last five games.

Boys games

• Logan Golle scored a career-high 40 points to lead Allderdice (12-2, 5-0) to its seventh win in a row, 91-64, against visiting Brashear (5-8, 2-2) in City League action. After leading, 39-31, at the half, the Dragons outscored Brashear, 28-11, in the third quarter. Titus Gilett led Brashear with 25 points.

• Joey Dopirak scored 14 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to help host North Allegheny (6-9, 3-1) claim a 62-53 win against Seneca Valley (5-12, 1-4) in Class 6A Section 1. Tyler Pepin led Seneca Valley with 23 points.

Uniontown (13-0, 5-0) stayed unbeaten following a 66-54 win at Southmoreland (13-3, 3-2) in Class 4A Section 3. Jamire Braxton scored 14 points to lead a trio of Uniontown players scoring in double figures. Ty Keffer’s 22 points paced Southmoreland.

• Courtney Wallace’s third triple-double of the season fueled Neighborhood Academy (12-4, 4-1) to its sixth consecutive win, 68-28, at Summit Academy (3-6, 1-3) in Class 1A Section 3. Wallace finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

• Tyvaughn Kershaw (14 points) led a group of four players scoring in double figures for Monessen (12-1), which captured its 11th win in a row, 57-53, at Brownsville (6-10) in non-section play. Trenton Wibble paced Brownsville with 16 points.

Three stars

*** — Caylee Sundy, Hopewell. Sundy had quite the Monday, connecting on a school record-tying eight 3-pointers and scoring 27 points while leading host Hopewell (8-7, 3-2) to a 50-14 win at Ambridge (2-13, 0-4) in Class 4A Section 2.

** — Autumn Matthews, Yough. Matthews collected a career-high 34 points to lead Yough (8-7) to a 63-46 non-section win at Ligonier Valley (4-11).

* — Brandon Bell, West Allegheny. Bell answered the bell, as his 17 points and 13 rebounds helped West Allegheny (11-6) bounce back from a double-overtime loss by grabbing a 59-58 non-section win against visiting Canon-McMillan (7-9).

Hot from deep

Players with 3 or more 3-pointers: Caylee Sundy, Hopewell, 8; Kaylee DeAngelo, Oakland Catholic, 5; Katelyn Myers, Highlands, 4; Alayna Rocco, North Catholic, 4; Haylie Lamonde, South Fayette, 4; Naturelle Ewing, Knoch, 3; Kedron Gilmore, Neighborhood Academy, 3; Courtney Wallace, Neighborhood Academy, 3; Ty Iwanonkiw, North Allegheny, 3; Tyler Pepin, Seneca Valley, 3; Libby Eannarino, Sewickley Academy, 3.

Boys scores

Allderdice 91, Brashear 64

Avonworth 60, West Mifflin 30

Burrell 69, Valley 45

Butler 70, Hempfield 52

Jefferson-Morgan 70, Geibel Catholic 50

Monessen 57, Brownsville 53

Neighborhood Academy 68, Summit Academy 28

North Allegheny 62, Seneca Valley 53

Sewickley Academy 67, South Side 55

Uniontown 66, Southmoreland 54

West Allegheny 59, Canon-McMillan 58

Girls scores

Aliquippa 60, South Side 28

Belle Vernon 50, Ringgold 20

Burrell 48, Jeannette 22

California 45, Carmichaels 38

Carlynton 43, East Allegheny 18

Chartiers Valley 41, Canon-McMillan 38

Derry 48, Valley 2

Erie 49, Butler 44

Freedom 81, Shenango 22

Greensburg C.C. 84, Steel Valley 20

Hampton 54, Mars 42

Highlands 56, Knoch 52

Hopewell 50, Ambridge 14

McGuffey 60, Jefferson-Morgan 19

Moon 59, Central Valley 31

Mt. Lebanon 47, Bethel Park 34

North Catholic 66, Freeport 35

Oakland Catholic 83, Connellsville 25

Pine-Richland 45, Montour 38

Plum 57, Franklin Regional 47

Rochester 57, Sewickley Academy 27

Serra Catholic 66, Springdale 18

Shady Side Academy 58, Seton LaSalle 36

South Fayette 57, Indiana 34

Union 57, Riverside 17

Yough 63, Ligonier Valley 46

Brad is a sports writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he's currently on strike. Email him at

Brad Everett

Brad is a sports writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he's currently on strike. Email him at