Westmoreland County basketball playoff preview capsule: Game of Feb. 24, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 5:31 PM
Class 4A semifinals
No. 2 Southmoreland (23-0) vs. No. 3 Central Valley (18-6)
8 p.m. at Peters Township
Winner plays: No. 1 North Catholic (21-1) or No. 4 Blackhawk (20-3)
Coaches: Brian Pritts, Southmoreland; Chris Raso, Central Valley
Points scored/allowed: Southmoreland 57.5 ppg/30.8; Central Valley 60.5/44.7
Players to watch: Erika Sherbondy, Southmoreland (Sr., G); Alyssa Gillin, Central Valley (So., F)
About Southmoreland: Southmoreland never has made it this far. Not only did it reach the semis, but it also clinched a PIAA playoff spot and set a program record for wins in a season. Pritts’ next win will be his 235th across two coaching stints.
About Central Valley: The reining WPIAL runner-up, Central Valley would love another shot at top-seeded North Catholic at Petersen Events Center. It outrebounded No. 6 Knoch, 45-27, but was pushed to overtime by the Knights before prevailing 52-47 in Thursday’s quarterfinal. Gillin scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and Allyson Kirby and Christiane Frye had 14 points apiece. Kirby made a key 3-pointer in overtime.
The Warriors split with No. 4 Blackhawk and shared a section title with the Cougars.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
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