TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Tourney time for area basketball teams

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon's Jason Capco (13) puts up two as Ringgold's Dakota Browning (34) looks on in the third quarter of Friday, December 13,2013 at the Belle Veron Area High School with the final Belle Vernon 62 Ringgold 37.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Now that most of the presents are unwrapped and leftovers are on the evening's menu, it's time to tip off the holiday basketball tournaments.

The Charleroi Holiday Tournament is a staple of the area and will feature a boys' tripleheader Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

At Charleroi, Southmoreland (1-5) will take on California (2-3) at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Yough (2-6) against the host Cougars (3-2) at 7:30 and Belle Vernon Area (2-2) against Bentworth (1-5) in the 9 p.m. finale.

Last year's champion, Steel Valley (5-1), has a bye and will play on Friday.

Other boys' teams will wait until Friday for their holiday tourney debuts.

At Sto-Rox Monessen (3-3) takes on unbeaten Seton-La Salle (6-0) in the first game at 5 p.m. Wilkinsburg (2-4) meets the hosts (2-4) in the other boys' game at 8 p.m.

Ringgold (1-4) will play host Peters Township (4-3) at 7:30 p.m. in the Indiana's holiday tourney after Allderdice takes on South Fayette in the 6 p.m. opener.

At West Allegheny, Elizabeth Forward (7-0) plays Connellsville (4-2) at 6 p.m. with Washington (6-1) opposing West Allegheny (5-2) at 7:30 p.m.

On the girls' side, Monessen (1-3) will be in action tonight in the Neshannock Tournament. The Lady Greyhounds take on the hosts (8-0) at 7:30 p.m. after Cochranton goes up against Ford City (3-2) at 6 p.m.

Bentworth's tournament tips off tonight with West Greene (4-1) against Avonworth (2-2) in the 6 p.m. opener and Bentworth (1-5) taking on Mapletown (1-5) in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap.

On Friday, undefeated EF (7-0) hosts the Betsy Tournament with the hosts taking on McKeesport (2-3) at 8 p.m. and Norwin (4-3) meeting Baldwin (4-2) at 4:45 p.m.

Charleroi (6-1) will meet unbeaten Brentwood (6-0) at 6 p.m. in the California Tournament with host California (5-2) taking on South Allegheny (1-6) in the 7:30 p.m. finale.

Ringgold (5-3) will be in a tournament at California University, playing Morgantown, W.Va., at 5 p.m. West Mifflin (4-2) takes on Imani Christian (1-6) at 7 p.m.

BVA (5-1) will be playing against in the Laurel Highlands (2-5) Tournament taking on Uniontown at 11 a.m.

Frazier (5-1) will also be at Laurel Highlands and meets Carmichaels (2-5) at 9:15 a.m.

At Clairton, Yough (1-7) meets the hosts (0-6) at noon.

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Allegheny County committee to hear about Ebola readiness
  2. Penguins notebook: Newcomers get 1st taste of rivalry with Flyers
  3. Penn State notebook: Dieffenbach might return to help Lions’ offensive line
  4. Steelers dial up 2-point play for Brown’s TD toss
  5. 12 selected for jury in Ferrante cyanide-poisoning trial
  6. Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014
  7. Expert: Stress level rises for Americans who forfeit vacation
  8. Injured Pitt center Rowell plays well-rounded role on campus
  9. 7 in custody after New Kensington drug raid
  10. Police seize phones of some Norwin High School students
  11. NATO chases Russian aircraft
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.