Team of the Week
Washington Prexies - Wash High strung together three impressive victories at Chartiers-Houton (62-51), at Monessen (71-52) and against Class A Lincoln Park (66-50) at Sunday's Pittsburgh Classic at Robert Morris University.
Washington, the No. 3 Class AA team in the Observer-Reporter rankings, has won 10 consecutive and, at 13-4 overall and 9-1 in section, the Prexies are on the verge of another section title.
Washington is getting it done with defense, allowing a measly 49.8 points per game against a strong schedule
Runner-up - California
Craig Wolcott, Peters Township
Troy Wilson, Washington
Bryan Thomas, Washington
John Tyler, California
Phil Horensky, Peters Township
Off the bench
Zach Barnes, Washington
Games of the week - Wolcott put up 40 points as Peters Township beat Bethel Park, 73-55, Friday; Mapletown, with only seven varsity players, stayed in the Section 2-A playoff hunt with a 67-63 win over Carmichaels on Tuesday.
Weird, wild stuff - Bentworth is the only team in Section 2-A with a winning record overall at 10-4. Excluding the Bearcats, the other sections teams are a combined 7-37 in non-section games.
Team of the week
Chartiers-Houston - The Bucs are having their best season since the playing days of Emily Briggs. Chartiers-Houston defeated Aquinas Academy, 62-4, on Monday and followed with a season-building 51-41 victory over Serra Catholic.
With only one senior in Katie Rosemeier, who has topped 1,000 career points, the Bucs have won 11 games and are 6-3 and in third place in Section 2-A.
Chartiers-Houston won 13 games the previous three years, including a 4-18 record last year.
Runner-up - Monessen
Geena Shrader, Monessen
Anna Shashura, Beth-Center
Emily Hansen, Canon-McMillan
Rachel Burgess, Chartiers-Houston
Beka Bellhy, Fort Cherry
Off the bench
Megan Sowers, Beth-Center
Games of the week - Ringgold rallies from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to win at McGuffey, 62-51 in a non-section game Saturday; Monessen shuts down Washington in the second half for a 39-29 non-section win Friday.
Weird, wild stuff - Waynesburg is averaging just 14.4 points per game, worst in the WPIAL by a two-point average over Section 2-A's Aquinas Academy, in its first year in the WPIAL.