Team of the Week – Avella
The Eagles remained one game behind Section 3-A leader Bentworth, but it wasn't without one wild comeback at home against Carmichaels.
One day after Avella (5-1 section, 9-7 overall) – the only team in 3-A with a winning record – dispatched Mapletown, the Mikes forced overtime when Seth Krall hit a three-pointer with six seconds remaining.
Carmichaels got 26 points apiece from Jonathan Krall and Seth Krall and the Mikes surged to an eight-point lead in overtime.
Avella rallied in the final 90 seconds and took the lead for good an a Damon Cupp layup with 18 seconds remaining. A pair of free throws from Cameron Geresti iced the game.
Runner-up – Ringgold
The Rams solidified their playoff position in Section 5-AAA with a pair of wins; the first over Waynesburg and the second at Washington Friday night. Andrew Stine scored a combined 66 points in the two games, including a school record 42 against Waynesburg.
Jonathan Krall, Carmichaels
Tyler Pavan, Burgettstown
Andrew Stine, Ringgold
John Tyler, California
Josh Valentic, Trinity
Off the bench
Tyler Corbitt, Charleroi
Pavan-ing the way – As Burgettstown clings to fourth place in Section 5-AA, there's little doubt the Blue Devils playoff chances rest on the scoring touch of Pavan, a senior guard who is nearing 1,000 career points.
Pavan, an all-section selection last year, has been on an offensive tear since a one-point loss to Washington. Over his last six games, Pavan is averaging 27.2 points per game. He is averaging 21.5 points on the season.