More Late Game Heroics Lifts Latrobe Over Thomas Jefferson

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Wednesday’s Class 5A WPIAL First Round win at Thomas Jefferson was Latrobe’s fourth of the season by three points or less.

As he has done all season, senior Ryan Sickenberger, was right in the middle of it. Sickenberger’s 3-point play in the final minute of play lifted No. 10 Latrobe (8-6) over No. 7 Thomas Jefferson (17-5), 61-59.

Sickenberger finished with 16 points and senior Frankie Newill had a team-high 17 points. Sophomore Landon Butler chipped in with 11 points.

This was the Wildcats first playoff win since the 2017-18 season when they defeated Butler in the first round, 73-66.

Latrobe will have a much tougher test in the quarterfinals on Saturday when they travel to No. 2 New Castle (18-2). Tip is at noon.