Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Girls basketball, Week in review
Team of the Week – Fort Cherry
The Rangers played just once last week but they further solidified themselves as the team to beat in Section 3-A with a 60-39 victory over visiting Chartiers-Houston last Monday.
Fort Cherry, the No. 5 team in the Observer-Reporter Class A rankings, has a two-game lead over the second-place Bucs with five section games remaining.
Jessie Merckle led a typically balanced Fort Cherry offense with 19 points, 10 coming in the third quarter when the Bucs finally got their offense going. Carolena Gasbarro scored 15 and Beka Bellhy finished with 13. All three players are averaging double figures points for the Rangers.
Fort Cherry is 12-2 overall with the only losses coming against Class AAAA and AAA competition.
Runner-up – Washington
The Prexies remained unbeaten in Section 4-AA with wins over Burgettstown and Bemtworth but dropped a non-section game to Peters Township last Friday to snap a five-game win streak.
Morgan Berardi, Carmichaels
Anna Lombardo, Canon-McMillan
Jocelyn Lucsko, McGuffey
Jessie Merckle, Fort Cherry
Aujuwa Moore, Washington
Off the bench
Jessica Dorazio, Bentworth
Feeling charitable - Two of the more important games last week – Canon-McMillan vs. Peters Township and Washington vs. Bentworth – shared one characteristic … lots of free throws. The Big Macs made 21 of 27 in a win over Peters Township. Wash High made 24 of 42 in a win at Benwtorth, which made 15 of 26. Moore made 17 of 22 including all six attempts in overtime.