Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Girls basketball weekend in review

Team of the Week
South Fayette
Like the boys basketball team, South Fayette moved up to Class AAA last season after a couple strong seasons in Class AA. The Lions' season ended in the WPIAL playoffs with a loss to West Mifflin.
South Fayette won the Moon Tournament last year, knocking off a strong Bishop Canevin team in the finals. The Lions returned to Moon once again and beat a pair of Class AAAA teams - Moon and Hempfield to repeat.

The Hillers struggled through the 2010-11 season and the offseason had some drama when a few parents criticized coach Jackie Kotchman during a school board meeting. Kotchman stayed, and Trinity enjoyed some success in its opening weekend by winning its tipoff tournament.
Balanced scoring led to a win over Wash High, then Morgan Kurtz nearly outscored Latrobe by herself in the championship.

Starting five
Ashley Balzer, Chartiers-Houston
Beka Bellhy, Fort Cherry
Jessica Dorazio, Bentworth
Erika Ford, South Fayette
Morgan Kurtz, Trinity
First reserve
Chianti Sivek, Ringgold

Game of the week
Waynesburg 33, California 31
Waynesburg's program has struggled for years, but a pair of last-second finishes at the Jefferson-Morgan Tournament likely provided some optimism.
A night after losing to J-M on a layup by Ashley Faddis with six seconds remaining, the Raiders scored a last-second win over California. Hannah Gibbons made a three-pointer with two seconds left to give Waynesburg the win.
Gibbons also blocked six shots.


Anonymous said...

Yes everything at Trinity is peachy fine as usual. Those ridiculous, trouble-making parents questioning a coach. Coaches should never be questioned ! All coaches are above inspection.

mike_kovak said...

Ummmmm ... I can't find where that was written in this post.

Just stated a few facts. Some parents mad. Coach kept position. Trinity won its tournament.

That's all.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm mad because coach kept position, because I have 0 kids playing basketball. How about being mad at being portrayed as one of a few
drama queens ?

mike_kovak said...

Again, looking for phrase "drama queens" ... Someone is reading WAY too much into it.