City League girls championship preview capsule
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Girls basketball championship
No. 1 Allderdice vs. No. 2 Obama Academy
6 p.m. Friday
Scoring leaders: A: Sierra Fordham, 23.3; Obama Academy: Kayla Payne, 16.0
How they got here: After a first-round bye, Allderdice beat No. 4 Carrick, 59-40, in the quarterfinals. Obama also had a first-round bye then defeated No. 3 Westinghouse, 49-44, in the quarterfinals.
Notable: The teams split two meetings in the regular season, with Obama earning a 50-47 victory Jan. 14 and Allderdice winning 64-52 on Feb. 7. Obama Academy has lost three of its past five games but did keep Westinghouse from reaching a 27th straight league title game thanks to a pair of key 3-pointers by Payne in the fourth quarter, McCoy said. The Eagles are the City's top scoring team (54.6 ppg) and No. 1 defensive team (41.5 ppg). Rainey and Porter each average 10 ppg for Obama. Fordham, who Walchesky called a “pure scorer and an excellent shooter” is a game-changer offensively.
Predicted winner: Allderdice
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions
- Norwin’s Perz scores 32 in nonsection win over McKeesport
- Seton-La Salle girls gear for strong playoff performance
- Breen’s long passes key to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s fast break
- Quaker Valley boys basketball seniors feeling urgency
- BVA girls clinch playoffs, keep 4-AAA hopes alive
- South Fayette boys basketball focused on section title
- Frazier girls making final push to claim program’s 2nd section championship
- Jeannette boys ready for next step after section championship
- Norwin guard DelleFemine suffering no sophomore slump
- Dwindling numbers no excuse for Sewickley Academy girls basketball