Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 12:19am
They are the most successful women’s basketball program in the best classification for the past eight years.
On Thursday, Norwin (14-2) travels to North Allegheny (10-4) to meet for the second time this season in the race for the lead in Section 1-6A.
Knights have won the last two Class 4A championships and have since expanded to six classes, winning all of them in 2015 and 2016.
The Tigers then began a run of four District 6A crowns in five years when they won gold in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.
Norwin has a perfect 5-0 record in the section, one game ahead of North Allegheny, who are 4-1 in the section and one game ahead of third-placed Butler (3-2). increase.
In the first meeting on January 2nd, the hosts defeated the Tigers 53-32.
Jr. Ava Kovas and sophomore Kendall Berger each scored 14 points to lead the Knights, while Jr. Lauren Palangio added 11 points and Norwin edged NA 20-9 in the second quarter to lead the Knights. We have eliminated the 3 point deficit.
Pitt recruit Sr. Jasmine Timmerson led all scoring with 20 points for the Tigers.
Norwin recorded his seventh straight win on Monday with a no-section loss to Upper Perk Claire. North his Allegheny has won two straight in six of his last seven games.
three in all
First places in several Class 3A women’s basketball sections will be available on Thursday.
Currently tied for 1st in Section 2-3A between Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (4-1, 11-4), Keystone Oaks (4-1, 12-5) and Avonworth (4-1) is tied. , 10-5).
On Thursday, the Chargers will visit the Golden Eagles and the winner will be number one for at least 24 hours. Avonworth will host South Allegheny (1-4, 7-10) on Friday.
In section 3-3A, first place Shady Side Academy (13-2) will visit Apollo-Ridge (15-2).
The Bulldogs are a perfect 5-0 in section play, and a 4-1 away victory over the Vikings could take them a big step towards a section title.
SSA pretty easily won the previous meeting between the teams, 66-34.
Section 1-2A separates the top three teams in one game.
Freedom (12-3) and Chenango (14-4) are tied for first place with a section record of 7-1. They lead Arikippa (6-2, 8-6) by one game.
On Thursday, the Wildcats will visit the Quips and the Bulldogs will try to host the Sewickley Academy (1-6, 5-10) to record a second straight loss.
Crowded from top to bottom
Another class 3A section is jammed as the second half of the section play flips over.
Waynesburg (4-1, 13-2) enjoys a lead at halfway point, but is only one game ahead of three teams and two games behind the others. I have.
On Thursday, the Raiders travel to visit Charleroi (3-2, 8-6).
In the other two section competitions, McGuffey (2-3, 12-5) hosted South Park (3-3, 7-9) and Young (3-2, 8-8) over Brownsville (0-3). 5, 5-10). ).
Brackets in January
The first WPIAL team postseason begins next week with the district team playoffs.
The 18-team tournament draws for Classes 3A and 2A will be announced Thursday afternoon.
3A Waynesburg and 2A Quaker Valley are the defending champions.