Boys and girls basketball teams still hope to reach playoffs

Both the boys and girls high school basketball teams have their hopes set high for potential spots in this year’s round of the WPIAL playoffs.

The girls team currently has a section record of 3-5, while the boys team currently has a section record of 3-3.

If both the teams continue to put in the hard work and effort that they have been putting in, they have potential of making this year’s playoffs.

“As long as we continue to play as a team and take accountability for our mistakes, we could be very successful,” said senior Max Zimmerman.

“During games we need to keep our intensity up all four quarters because we have all the components to beat these teams,” said senior Brooke Corley.

The girl’s season can best be described as a “roller coaster ride,” according to coach Brian Pritts.

We are up and down and all around.  We play so well at times, but we have also struggled at times to put a complete game together.  The girls are competing so hard, and I am truly proud of them for how hard they work,” said Mr. Pritts,  “Our section has really good, tough teams in it and every night is a battle.  Hopefully, we can string a few wins together here down the stretch.  I know we have it within us, and I am confident that everything is going to click for us.”

The boy’s basketball coach, Frank Muccino, believes that his team has put themselves in a good position for obtaining a spot in the playoffs.

“Our goal every year is to make the playoffs, and I believe at the halfway point we put ourselves in a very good position to do that,” said coach Muccino, “I think if we continue to improve on a daily basis that we will achieve that goal of making playoffs, it will take improvement and taking one game at a time to achieve our goal.”

The girls won their game against Greensburg Salem on Friday 48-45, while the boys lost their game against Burgettstown Friday, 70-45. For the boys, this loss hurts their chances at playoffs, but they remain in the hunt.

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