Coming up today: 1/18/24
by: Don Rebel
MIDDLE OF THE PACK
There are some key battle for playoff position in some sections in girls basketball.
All of these contests are for third place in their respective sections:
- In Section 2-6A, Canon-McMillan visits Mt. Lebanon. The Big Macs and Blue Devils are tied for third place with 3-3 section records.
- In Section 1-5A, Woodland Hills hosts Franklin Regional. The Wolverines and Panthers are tied for third place with 3-3 records in the section.
Two key Class 6A boys basketball games that were scheduled for Tuesday were wiped out by Mother Nature and will now tip off Thursday.
In Section 1-6A, Central Catholic hit the midway point of section play with a victory over North Allegheny on Tuesday and now sits in first place with a 4-1 section record.
Butler can end the first half deadlocked with the Vikings if they can win at Pine-Richland on Thursday.
The Golden Tornado are 3-1 in the section and 10-2 overall. Butler had an eight-game winning streak snapped last week in a loss to Central Catholic.
The Rams are 2-2 in the section and 6-6 overall. They have won two in a row and hope to stay one game out of first place with a home win.
In Section 2, Upper St. Clair (10-3) is alone in first place at 4-0, followed by Mt. Lebanon (12-2) at 4-1 and Baldwin (10-3) with a 3-1 section record.
After beating Lebo at home last week, the Panthers host the Highlanders on Thursday, hoping to hit the midway point alone in first place.
A Highlanders victory will force a three-way tie for the top spot with Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon.
You can watch the Baldwin at USC game on Trib HSSN at 7 p.m.