What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Dec. 4, 2023: Uniontown hosts Washington in nonsection showdown
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 10:13 PM
The first full week of high school basketball kicks into full gear with plenty of nonsection roundball in the early part of the week.
Uniontown has four starters back from a team that finished 23-6, including junior guards Notorious Grooms and Calvin Winfrey, plus senior center K’Adrian Lee and senior forward Jamire Braxton.
The Little Prexies’ postseason stay was short and not sweet as they fell to Seton LaSalle in the 3A first round, 59-57.
Senior Ruben Gordon was an all-section guard last year and is the top returning player for Wash High, which dropped two games in the Canon-McMillan tip-off tournament to the host Big Macs and Trinity.
A year ago, the Brownsville girls basketball team began the season with two victories in the tournament it hosted. The group then won only three more games all season and finished winless in the section and 5-15 overall.
However, the winds of change are blowing with the start of the new season, and the Falcons hope a quick start will carry over into January and February this time around.
The Falcons looks to build on that with a nonsection game Monday at home against Laurel Highlands.
Two more hot start clashes
There are two other girls basketball nonsection contests Monday that match two teams that are both 2-0.
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