Girls Basketball Class 6A Championship Preview
No. 1 Peters Township Indians (24-0) vs. No. 2 North Allegheny Tigers (23-1) At Petersen Events Center, 7 PM
For the second straight season, the WPIAL Class 6A championship will come down to the North Allegheny and Peters Township. Last season, the Tigers captured their second straight WPIAL crown in convincing fashion, posting a 79-48 win over the Indians. North Allegheny is vying for a third straight WPIAL championship and is appearing in the title tilt for the fourth consecutive season. Peters Township, meanwhile, has been thinking about a return trip to the Championship Game since last season… Peters Township leads Class 6A in scoring offense, averaging nearly 70 points per game. It’s already been a historic season for the Indians as they became the first girls’ basketball team in Washington County history to post an undefeated regular season. A win tonight would make Peters Township just the 17th girls basketball team ever to win a WPIAL crown with an undefeated record. Peters Township is the top-ranked team in Pennsylvania and is led by first-team all-section guard, senior Makenna Marisa. Marisa is a Penn State commit and averages over 20 points per game. Joining Marisa as first-team all-section members are senior guard Isabella Mills, a Case Western Reserve commit, and freshman forward Journey Thompson…North Allegheny, the No. 2-ranked team in the state in Class 6A, is also well-stocked in talent. Senior Rachel Martindale, who scored her 1,000th career point against Peters Township in last year’s Championship Game, is an Akron University commit and two-time all-state honoree. Martindale, along with teammates Brynn Serbin and Lizzy Groetsch, was also selected to the Big 56 Conference first-team all-section squad…While the Indians have an undefeated record so far this season, they have not beaten North Allegheny in over a decade. The Tigers have won seven in a row against the Indians. PT’s last win against NA was on Dec. 9, 2008 by a 56-43 decision.
For a complete look at the Class 6A bracket, click here.