Basketball

Coaches, players reunite on Westmoreland basketball courts
January 22, 2018
High school basketball season in Westmoreland County has been about getting reacquainted. Relationships seem to be sewn tight into the county's fabric, no matter where

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GCC postpones basketball games due to water damage
Greensburg Central Catholic postponed a pair of basketball games due to water damage to its home court. Tonight's girls Section 3-2A showdown between first-place Serra

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network
Things are warming up as the district basketball section season tips off the second half and the postseason begins in team wrestling this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our coverage of section play on the hardwood with plenty of boys and girls high school basketball section action in the […]

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Washington guides Quaker Valley to 11-0 start, No. 1 ranking with greater goals still ahead
Quaker Valley basketball is looking like a platinum-selling band. The team is holding steady at No. 1, and their leading scorer is climbing the charts

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Quaker Valley, OLSH rise to second in state boys basketball rankings
No WPIAL boys basketball teams are ranked first in the state, but Quaker Valley and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart each jumped to second

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Shaler girls basketball finds identity, drives toward playoffs
Last week didn't end the way the Shaler girls basketball team wanted. The Titans dropped two in a row, losing to Section 1-6A opponent Pine-Richland

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Temple recruit Alexa Williamson increases output for Chartiers-Houston girls
January 21, 2018
About four years ago, Laura Montecalvo accepted the position of head coach for the Chartiers-Houston girls basketball team with little knowledge of the group of

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Westmoreland high school week ahead: Week of Jan. 22, 2018
MONDAY Girls basketball Tasked with having to rally from a slow start, Greensburg Central Catholic (7-6, 6-2 Section 3-2A) has answered the call. The Centurions

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Gateway girls basketball scraps for section title
With the first rotation of section games in the books, the playoff picture is starting to clear. While some teams are content with just getting

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Aquinas Academy girls basketball excels in first season in WPIAL
Over the past five years, the Aquinas Academy girls basketball team has carved out its place as the premier program in the Southwestern Christian Athletic

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WPIAL roundup: Top-ranked Trinity girls beat Upper St. Clair
Riley DeRubbo had 16 points and eight assists as Class 5A No. 1 Trinity (13-3) beat Upper St. Clair (6-6), 63-46, in nonsection play. Alayna

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High school basketball rankings for week of Jan. 21, 2018
January 20, 2018
Boys Class 6A 1. Mt. Lebanon 13-2 1 2. Penn Hills 15-1 2 3. Pine-Richland 11-3 3 4. Woodland Hills 13-2 5 5. Canon-McMillan 12-1 — Out: Butler (13-2, 4) Class 5A 1. Mars 10-2 1 2.

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Leechburg boys hand Jeannette its 1st section loss
When Leechburg standout Christian Hack is being guarded closely, Blue Devils coach Corey Smith urges John Miskinis to pick up the slack. That's what happened

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Westmoreland roundup: Belle Vernon boys top Monessen
In nonsection play, Cameron Nusser scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Class 4A No. 5 Belle Vernon (10-4) to a 73-60 victory

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Highlands girls basketball team growing with each game experience
The Highlands girls basketball team is young this season and head coach Drew Jonczak said the players have grown through facing adversities in forms such

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Nguyen beats buzzer as Penn-Trafford girls edge Norwin
Her last name is pronounced, andquot;win.andquot; Sarah Nguyen caught the ball and heaved it high into the air. When her floating 3-pointer fell through the

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Norwin boys clamp down, sweep season series with Penn-Trafford
Over the first three quarters and early into the fourth, the lead changed hands 18 times Friday night in Harrison City, a stat befitting the

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Britt becomes Woodland Hills’ all-time leading scorer in win over Latrobe
Getting stops was never going to be enough for the Latrobe boys basketball team. Woodland Hills guard Armani Obringer had his breakaway dunk attempt turned

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Leechburg not caught looking ahead against Riverview
So much for any thought of a trap game. With a big Section 1-AA showdown looming against Jeannette on Saturday afternoon, Leechburg didn't chance looking

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Valley pulls away from Freeport, secures longest win streak in 11 years
Nyjewel Carter believes Valley saves its best for last — as in the fourth quarter. That certainly was the case Friday night. An early fourth-quarter

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High school roundup for Jan. 19: North Hills boys upset No. 4 Butler
January 19, 2018
Kam Taylor scored 35 points, including 19 in third quarter as North Hills upset No. 4 Butler, 82-55, in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game

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Scoring depth key for Thomas Jefferson girls
Thomas Jefferson's girls basketball team has been highly productive on the offensive end of the court this season. That prowess led to a 13-2 overall

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Allderdice boys win City League showdown over Westinghouse
City League boys basketball bragging rights were on the line when undefeated teams Allderdice and Westinghouse faced off Friday night. Allderdice reminded Westinghouse why the

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Southmoreland’s Konek to miss ‘minimal time’ after knee injury
Southmoreland girls basketball coach Brian Pritts said standout junior Cali Konek will miss andquot;minimal timeandquot; with a sprained MCL in her right knee. She will

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Mars’ Michael Carmody making a name for himself in football, basketball
Michael Carmody is known as Robby's little brother, but the Mars sophomore is anything but little. And football coaches have noticed. Carmody, who's 6-foot-6 and

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