Monday, February 8, 2010

Week in review, Feb. 1-7

Team of the week
Waynesburg – The Raiders continue to improve under the direction of first-year head coach Dave Sarra, who led the Waynesburg football team to an appearance in the 2000 WPIAL Class AA championship game.

Waynesburg has won five of seven, including victories over Yough (57-38) and Mapletown (60-56) last week. The Raiders enter the last week of the regular season with a 9-9 record and three players – John Sinnott, Derek Lohr and Brian Coleman – are averaging double figures in points.

Runner-up – Monessen

Staring five
Will Glendenning, Canon-McMillan
Jarrett Porterfield, Mapletown
Jalen Madison, Monessen
Josh Valentic, Trinity
Marquis Brown, Washington
Off the bench
Derek Lohr, Waynesburg

Games of the week – Carmichaels' buzzer-beater doesn't fall as Beth-Center holds on for a 49-47 win in Section 2-A; Waynesburg beat Mapletown, 60-56, in a non-section game.

Weird, wild stuff – Due to postponements earlier in the year, Ringgold played nationally ranked Mt. Lebanon on consecutive days last week. The Rams lost by 38 on Tuesday and 52 on Wednesday. The losses extended Ringgold's losing streak to 14 consecutive games.

Team of the week
Beth-Center – The Bulldogs are one win from clinching a tie for the Section 5-AA championship and two victories from securing their first outright title since 1983 after beating Charleroi (45-38) and Burgettstown (60-33) last week.

Beth-Center is 10-0 in section play and 15-3 overall. Beth-Center's section game at second-place Washington scheduled for Monday has been postponed.

Runner-up – Avella

Starting five
Amanda Temple, Avella
Emily Hansen, Canon-McMillan
Molly Stuvek, Carmichaels
Brianna Hollick, Trinity
Megan Sowers, Beth-Center
Off the bench
Jocelyn Lucsko, McGuffey

Games of the week – Trinity edged Canon-McMillan, 72-69, in a Section 4-AAAA game on a couple late throws; Canon-McMillan beat Monessen, 48-37, for the second time this season.

Weird, wild stuff – Monessen has two losses on the year and both are to Canon-McMillan. The Greyhounds beat Trinity earlier this year. Trinity, meanwhile, swept the season series with Canon-McMillan.


Anonymous said...

Waynesburg continues to improve? Not trying to damper there win total. But if your saying they are improving from last year I would disagree. 9 wins this year so far. Last year 7 wins. if you take away the West Greene wins this year(2) the total is the same. The team is no better than last year. I'm happy for the improvement on the win totals. But your homework would prove other wise. How about scheduling AA teams instead of single A teams. Of the 6 wins they have this year those teams are single A teams. And the other two teams they beat McGuffey/Yough have a combined 5 total wins..The Elizabeth Foward win was a good win but again they beat that team last year too.

mike_kovak said...

I mentioned how the Greene County schools seem to find ways to play each other two, three, eight times per year. OK, the last one was an exaggeration. No argument from me on that one anon.

I'm not just looking at the win total when saying Waynesburg is improved.