What’s coming up: 2/5/24
by: Don Rebel
FIGHTING FOR FOURTH
The Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team is on the outside looking into the WPIAL playoff bubble.
That could change Monday.
TJ is currently in fifth place in Section 3-5A with a 4-6 section record.
The Jaguars are 7-12 overall and have lost three straight games.
Recent struggles will soon be forgotten though if they can win at home against Latrobe.
The Wildcats are 5-5 in the section and sit alone in fourth place. They have won three straight games and can clinch a playoff berth with a road win at Thomas Jefferson.
Latrobe won the first game at home, beating TJ, 65-56.
Ellis Snyder led the Wildcats with 24 points.
Even with a loss, Latrobe controls its own destiny heading into the section finale Thursday. The ‘Cats would need to beat Penn-Trafford or hope Thomas Jefferson falls to Connellsville to clinch if they don’t win Monday.
Watch the game on Trib HSSN at 7:30 p.m.