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.
Jaisen Irwin, Monessen
Seth Krall, Carmichaels
Mike Lamberti, South Fayette
Tyler Pavan, Burgettstown
Justin Robinson, Canon-McMillan
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.