Westmoreland Boys Basketball Notebook: Shootout at Seton Hill Returns

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Thursday 27 January 2022 | 11:23 pm


Basketball showcase events passed by last season as the covid pandemic extended its long reach across high school and college sports.

But this weekend, a local event returns with five games played at Seton Hill’s McKenna Center.

The Shootout at Seton Hill will be played Sunday at 1pm with the Greensburg Central Catholic and Franklin Regional girls.

At 2:30 p.m. the boys from Homer-Center and Franklin Regional take the floor, followed by the girls from Indiana and Southmoreland at 4 p.m.; the Latrobe and Greensburg Central Catholic Boys at 6 a.m.; and the boys Geibel and Jeannette at seven thirty.

The event is hosted by Allen Deep, who also runs the Roundball Classic.

All-day tickets at Seton Hill are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Proceeds benefit St. Jude Hospital.

Batts one way

Jeannette coach Adrian Batts needs one win for 200 in his career. The Jayhawks hoped to deliver their coach the milestone win at home on Tuesday, but Seton LaSalle canceled due to covid concerns.

Jeannette visits Propel Braddock Hills Friday evening. The Jayhawks defeated Propel 75-45 in the teams’ first Section 3-2A game of the season.

Monesses rolling

Monessen has not lost a game in January. The Greyhounds (11-4, 5-0) have put down an eight-game winning streak as they look for a season win at Jefferson-Morgan on Friday night.

It has been a year of streaks for the Greyhounds, who started the year 0-3, won three in a row, lost and then embarked on their current run.

Sophomore Lorenzo Gardner was a bright spot for Monessen, averaging 19 points per game.

Monessen has made it to the WPIAL playoffs 40 years in a row.

tight race

The walls begin to close around the teams in Section 3-5A.

After Tuesday’s play, Gateway led 4-1 and Penn Hills took second 5-2.

But the block is forming for third and fourth place – the top four make the WPIAL playoffs.

Woodland Hills is 4-3, Franklin Regional 4-4, Kiski Area 3-4, McKeesport 3-5 and Latrobe 2-6.

Woodland Hills and Franklin Regional split their two-game series, as did Kiski Area and Franklin Regional.

“This reminds me of when I played at a college conference (at American University),” said Franklin Regional coach Jesse Reed. “It was a grind every night. You had to be ready to play and you had to go hard for four quarters. This section will make you work to get into the playoffs. ”

Thousand Island

Players aim to score 1,000 points in their high school career. Ligonier Valley celebrates 1,000 wins.

The Rams defeated East Allegheny, 69-56, Tuesday night for the 1,000th win in the history of the Ligonier program. The total counts the victories of Ligonier High School before it merged with Laurel Valley.

Roster change

Penn-Trafford was scheduled to play Woodland Hills on February 7, but that game has been moved to February 14.

As a result, there will be a girls-boys doubleheader at Penn-Trafford on February 14. The Warriors girls play against Latrobe at 6:00 PM, followed by the boys’ game at 7:30 PM.

This also means that the Penn-Trafford boys’ game at Latrobe, which is scheduled for February 14, has been canceled.

Pete hosts hoop finals

The WPIAL recently signed a contract to return to Petersen Event Center for the Boys and Girls Basketball Finals this winter.

The league, which used high school gyms for the basketball finals last season due to covid restrictions, decided to move its championships back to traditional pro and college venues this school year. That started in the fall with the football championships at Heinz Field and football finals at Highmark Stadium.

The basketball finals are March 3-5.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill via email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

Keywords: Regional FranklinGreensburg CC, Jeannette, Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Monessen, Penn-Trafford

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