Westmoreland County high school basketball playoff preview capsules for Feb. 17, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024 | 11:01 AM


Class 3A

12-Mt. Pleasant (14-7) at 5-South Park (15-6)

2 p.m. Saturday

Winner plays: Winner of 13-Brownsville (12-9)/4-Neshannock (15-7) Wednesday in quarterfinals (time, site TBD)

Section finish: Mt. Pleasant 3rd, Section 3; South Park T-1st, Section 4

Players to watch: Grace Arrigo, Mt. Pleasant; Hayley Bennett, South Park

Layup lines: Mt. Pleasant has won four of its last five. The Vikings don’t score a ton of points, but they rely on defense. They have scored 766 and allowed 768. The Gesinski sisters, Riley and Morgan, are keys on both ends of the floor. … South Park, which has won five of six, beat Mt. Pleasant earlier in the season on the road, 53-39. Monroe Polis is a key guard for the Eagles, who lost in the first round last year. So did Mt. Pleasant.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at bbeckner@triblive.com.

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