What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 24, 2022: OLSH, Neshannock look for milestone wins
Sunday, January 23, 2022 | 5:34 PM
Monday could be a historic day around WPIAL basketball with two possible landmark victories.
First, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is one win away from tying the WPIAL record for consecutive victories in boys basketball.
The Chargers have won 51 straight games since losing to Aliquippa, 73-69, on Jan. 7, 2020.
The Chargers are in first place in Section 1-2A with an overall record of 11-0.
The visiting Antelopes are in third place in Section 2-3A, but are 11-3 overall and have won four of their last five games.
The 700 club
The other historic event that might take place Monday centers on Neshannock girls basketball coach Luann Grybowski.
When the Lancers beat South Side on Thursday, it was win No. 699 in Grybowski’s incredible career.
She tries to win No. 700 on Monday, but it won’t be easy.
Neshannock is in first place in Section 1-2A, with a 7-0 section record and an overall mark of 14-1. It will host a Sewickley Academy team that is 4-3 overall, but is only one game back in the loss column with a section record of 3-1.
Grybowski would become the fifth WPIAL boys and girls basketball coach to reach the 700-win mark.
Much awaited showdown
While most teams in the WPIAL have played everybody in their section at least once, two section foes who have yet to square off this season finally meet Monday with first place at stake.
The host Eagles are a perfect 12-0 this season while the Rebels check in with and 11-3 overall record.
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