Pair of WPIAL basketball title game rematches on docket for Tuesday
Monday, December 16, 2019 | 11:55 PM
The two teams that played for WPIAL Class 6A gold earlier this year will battle again Tuesday in the final tune-up for both teams before they begin section play.
Back on March 2, Mt. Lebanon captured the school’s fourth district crown with a 62-57 win over Butler.
Now the two current top teams in 6A meet at Butler and here on Trib HSSN at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams have elite scorers with the Golden Tornado guided by Purdue recruit Ethan Morton while the Blue Devils are paced by senior Jake Hoffman, who has a statistical anomaly going this season. Hoffman has scored exactly 30 points in each of the first four games for Mt. Lebanon.
Mt. Lebanon at Butler isn’t the only rematch of a 2019 WPIAL basketball championship game set for Tuesday. Chartiers Valley opens up section play as it hosts Thomas Jefferson.
The Colts beat the Jaguars, 64-48, to win their second district crown in three years.
It was one of four Chartiers Valley victories over TJ a year ago, including two regular season wins, the WPIAL title game and a close win in the PIAA semifinals on its way to a state title and a perfect season.
Tim McConnell’s Colts team is 2-0 this season while Thomas Jefferson is 1-0 in Section 1-5A, 4-1 overall.
Boom go the Dynamos
Sto-Rox is supposed to be in the hunt in WPIAL boys basketball.
The Vikings were preseason ranked No. 2 behind defending champion Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and they remain No. 2 after starting the season at 2-2.
The Dynamos are off to a 5-0 start thanks to the play of junior guard Demetri Fritch.
The two teams meet on Tuesday at Springdale in a game you can view here on Trib HSSN.
Both teams are 1-0 in Section 1-2A.
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