What to watch in WPIAL sports on January 15, 2022: Women’s basketball elites will face off

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Friday, January 14, 2022 | 7:34 p.m.


If the weather forecast is good, Saturday’s school program will be the calm before the storm.

Two of the top Class 6A women’s basketball teams will face off against two elite Class 5A teams in two non-sectional games scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Class 5A Chartiers Valley (12-1), fresh off a big section win over Moon, will visit Norwin (8-3). The Knights are ranked No. 4 in 6A.

Right ahead of them in the latest HSSN 6A standings is Upper St. Clair (11-1) at No. 3. The Panthers will host 5A No. 2 Moon (11-1).

The two game tips at 1:30 p.m.

Old school rivals

There was no better rivalry in the old Catholic League than North Catholic vs. Central Catholic.

The two largest Catholic schools in the WPIAL are no longer bitter rivals, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay when they go head-to-head.

The Trojans visit the Vikings at Alumni Hall on Saturday afternoon.

It will be something of a homecoming for North Catholic freshman coach Jim Rocco, who coached many games on Chuck Crummie’s court when he was head coach at Penn Hills and later at Penn-Trafford .

Both teams are ranked in the Top 5 of the latest Trib HSSN men’s basketball rankings.

Central Catholic is No. 3 in 6A and North Catholic is No. 4 in 4A.

Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Struggling County

The last of the County School Wrestling Tournaments is this weekend. Saturday is Day 2 of the annual Allegheny County Championships at Fox Chapel. Thirty-four schools sent wrestlers to the tournament.

The semi-finals are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m.

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