Team of the Week - Washington
The Christmas break worked wonders for the Prexies, who take a four-game win streak into tonight's game against Charleroi. Washington was 3-4 before Christmas and are 7-4 as of Monday.
Last week, the Prexies made a push to the top of the Section 4-AA standings with wins over Waynesburg and Brownsville. Sure, Wash High should probably beat both, but the convincing manner in which it did earned the Prexies notice.
Washington sat in a zone against the Raiders and allowed one field goal in a 55-5 victory. Then, against preseason favorite Brownsville, Washington came away with a 63-46 victory.
Runner-up – South Fayette
The Lions posted a pair of impressive wins over Trinity and North Hills.
Jessica Dorazio, Bentworth
Erika Ford, South Fayette
Emily Hansen, Canon-McMillan
Aujuwa Moore, Washington
Amanda Temple, Avella
Off the bench
Shannon Flament, Charleroi
Scoring outburst? – Temple leads all local scorers with a 24.4 average, while Monessen's Geena Shrader and Hansen are each averaging 20.7 points per games. Last year, Beth-Center graduate Megan Sowers was the local scoring champion with 1 7.5 average.
Add Dorazio with a 18.8 average and four players are scoring at a higher clip than last year's O-R Player of the Year.
Been a long time – Waynesburg is 0-10 this season has lost 40 straight games. The Raiders are averaging 25.6 points per game, which is up significantly from the 14.9 they averaged last year. Waynesburg's last win came against West Greene, 43-42, on Jan. 9, 2009.