What’s coming up: 2/1/24

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by: Don Rebel


There are two district girls basketball games Thursday with first place at stake, one in 5A and the other in 2A.

The top of Section 2-5A is crowded with Armstrong at 8-2, North Hills at 7-2 and Hampton at 6-3.

The front-running River Hawks visit the Talbots. Hampton is hoping to win and force a tie with Armstrong.

However, that might not be a tie for first place. North Hills visits last-place New Castle and an Indians win and a Talbots victory would leave North Hills alone in first place with Armstrong and Hampton tied for second.

Armstrong defeated Hampton in their first meeting, 55-47.


One boys basketball team is in a battle for the section title while the other is in a fight for its postseason life.

Worlds collide Thursday when Gateway visits Kiski Area.

The Gators are 5-2 in the section and have dropped two straight and four of their last five games, but are still alive for the Section 3-5A crown as they trail first-place Franklin Regional by one game.

The Cavaliers are in a three-way tie for third place in the section with Penn-Trafford and Latrobe at 3-4.

Kiski Area lost to Franklin Regional on Tuesday, but had won four in a row before this week.

Gateway won the first meeting between the two, 64-57, at home on Jan. 9.