What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 31, 2022: Basketball section titles on the line
Sunday, January 30, 2022 | 8:32 PM
Welcome to the final day of the first month of the year and the start of the stretch run of the 2022 WPIAL basketball regular season.
While most teams are caught up on section games and will finish with three to four section contests over the next two weeks, a few teams in Class 2A and A have fallen behind and will be very busy playing catch-up these first two weeks of February.
One of those programs is the Winchester Thurston girls.
The Bears have played only 10 games this season and are 5-5 overall. WT is 2-1 in Section 4-2A going into Monday’s showdown at first place Greensburg Central Catholic.
There are plenty of WPIAL girls basketball teams that can clinch a playoff berth Monday, but two teams can clinch their section championship with a win.
Lonely on a Monday
While it is a very busy night of WPIAL girls basketball, there is only one section game and two games total on the district boys basketball slate. One, however is a key Section 3-5A game.
A victory for the Cavaliers moves them into a tie for third place with Woodland Hills.
The two teams just played Friday. James Pearson scored a game-high 20 points as Kiski Area won at home 64-56.
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