Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Greyhounds off and running

The Monessen boys basketball team, in just its second season in Section 5-AA after years of Class A dominance, can clinch an outright section championship tonight with a win at Washington. Monessen already has won a share of the title.

If the Greyhounds win, they can send a thank you note to Burgettstown, who upended the Prexies Friday night without point guard Sean Tunno.

Here's an interesting note on Monessen, whose only loss since Dec. 4 is to Upper St. Clair: the Greyhounds won their first three section games by a combined 10 points over Beth-Center, Chartiers-Houston and Burgettstown. Since, their closest section game was an eight-point win over the Bucs.

1 comment:

motown said...

Monessen's three losses at the beginning of the season were played without top scorer Tim Tyree, who was recovering from surgery, starter Delmar Pritchett and reserve David Jeffries. With the addition of those three players, the Hounds are a very different team. They've won the last 17 of 18 games, with the lone loss to AAAA Upper St. Clair. Tonight should be a great game ~ Wash Hi is a tough place to play.