What’s coming up: 1/30/24

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by: Don Rebel


With time ticking away in January and the high school basketball regular season, the “stretch run” of section play begins in boys hoops Tuesday.

The chase for section supremacy in Section 2-5A has become a three-team race.

Shaler (16-2) is alone in first place with a 5-1 section record. The Titans lead both Fox Chapel (9-9) and Woodland Hills (7-10) by one game as they each have section marks of 4-2.

On Tuesday, Shaler hosts Woodland Hills.

The Titans started the season winning their first 11 games. They have now won two in a row and six of their last seven.

The Wolverines suffered through a seven-game losing skid from mid-December through early January, but they have won two straight and four of their last six.

In their most recent game, senior Lamar Williams had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots as Woody High defeated Armstrong by 12 points.

In their first meeting earlier this month, sophomore Scoop Smith scored a game-high 22 points as Woodland Hills stunned Shaler, 52-46, handing the Titans their first loss of the season and their only section loss to date.

Senior Brandon London scored 20 points to lead Shlaer.

A Titans win keeps them alone in first place; however, another Wolverines victory could force a three-way tie for first place if Fox Chapel beats visiting Plum on Tuesday.

You can watch the Woodland Hills at Shaler video stream on Trib HSSN at 7:15 p.m.