Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Boys basketball, Week in Review

Team of the Week - Carmichaels
No team did more for itself last week than Carmichaels, which avenged previous losses to Avella and Bentworth and climbed into a three-way tie for first place in Section 3-A in the process.
The Mikes (6-2 section, 9-10 overall) beat Avella, 50-45, at home - Carmichaels is one tough place to play for visitors - and followed that with a 56-53 win at Bentworth last Friday.
Twin brothers Jonathan and Seth Krall, both seniors, are scoring at a high rate. The duo combined for 35 points against Bentworth in a game the Mikes led by as many as 15. Against Avella, a team Carmichaels lost to in overtime only three days prior, the Krall bothers once again combined for 35 points.
Carmichaels has games remaining against West Greene and Mapletown. The Mikes should finish no less than tied for first in the section. Bentworth plays at Avella tonight.

Runner-up - South Fayette
The Lions went 3-0 last week by gutting out a win over Washington, then beating Ringgold and Trinity by 20-plus points apiece.

Starting five
Jaisen Irwin, Monessen
Seth Krall, Carmichaels
Mike Lamberti, South Fayette
Tyler Pavan, Burgettstown
Justin Robinson, Canon-McMillan
First sub
Josh Valentic, Trinity

Bombs away - Injuries to leading scorer Gabe Pritz, Ross Wickstrom and other ailments forced Peters Township to start four freshmen and a sophomore against playoff-bound Moon Saturday - the second consecutive day the two Section 4-AAAA teams played. Peters Township, never shy to shoot from outside, finished with one of the more interesting statistical games I've seen in a while. The Indians lost 71-19 a night after dropping a 100-96 overtime game. PT made 18 shots in the second game, 17 were three-pointers.

Bowling for wins - South Fayette, the No. 3 Class AAA team in Pennsylvania according to the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, didn't play up to its standards in wins against Seneca Valley and Washington. So, before the Lions played at Ringgold, the team went bowling. They did the same thing before winning the Class AA state title last year and it looks like the move worked again. South Fayette has won three games since by an average margin of 32.3 points per game.


Anonymous said...

Any word on the search for a football coach at Trinity?

mike_kovak said...

Expect something to happen very soon.

Anonymous said...

Mike Walls former qb at Trinity and player at Tulsa

mike_kovak said...

There is a candidate from New Jersey, whose name is escaping me as I sit here watching Disney Channel cartoons, under consideration.

This is a basketball post. Let's keep the discussion on topic, plenty of time to talk Trinity football in the near future.

Anonymous said...

doesn't look like there's too much basketball talk goin on here Mike. I would guess you would be happy to have posts period!

mike_kovak said...

Number of comments is not something that concerns me but, as I said, this is a basketball post. Hijacking it because you want to talk about Trinity football isn't happening under this topic.