What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 5, 2023: Lincoln Park gets early start on section play
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 7:56 PM
Some believe Lincoln Park might be the best boys basketball team in the WPIAL.
So if the Leopards are first, then it would only be appropriate that the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class 4A champs are the first to open up section play this season.
On Tuesday, Lincoln Park and host Beaver open up early action in Section 2-4A.
As expected, the Leopards are off and running this season with impressive wins at the Geneva College/Midland Classic.
Lincoln Park beat Devon Prep by 31 points in its opener, and then followed up Sunday with a victory over Class 5A top-ranked Moon, 63-53.
Last season, Beaver finished in third place in the section, four games behind Lincoln Park and two games behind runner-up North Catholic.
Battle of good starts
Lincoln Park at Beaver isn’t the only matchup of 2-0 teams in boys basketball Tuesday.
Eight other district teams collide in an effort to build some more early season nonsection momentum.
• New Castle is at Kiski Area. The Red Hurricane beat Western Beaver and Blackhawk on opening weekend while the Cavaliers were winners over Westmont Hilltop and WPIAL defending 3A champion Deer Lakes.
South Fayette is the two-time defending champion in Class 5A and has won three district crowns in the last eight years.
The Lions won their season opener Friday south of the border as they prevailed at Wheeling Park, 68-66.
The Panthers though have enjoyed plenty of silver linings in recent seasons, finishing as the district runner-up the last three years.
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