Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pregame: Ford City vs. Washington

WPIAL preliminary round: Ford City (14-8) vs. Washington (12-10), at Yough, 6:30 p.m.

Radio: WJPA-AM 1450

Last game: Washington topped Burgettstown, 59-25, to close the regular season on Feb. 7. India March had 12 points, while Taylor Ellis and Mya Gordon added nine apiece.

Ford City won at Knoch, 42-38, getting 16 points and six rebounds from Stephanie Digregorio. Allyson Cujas, the Sabers' leading scorer, went 0 for 6 from the field and finished with zero points.

Common opponents: None

Coaches: Ford City: Al Davis ... Washington: Mike Maltony

Next up: Winner gets the No. 16 seed ... and No. 1 Seton-La Salle (21-1) Tuesday, site and time to be determined.

Last five: Ford City won four of its past five, though three of those came against teams with a combined record of 12-51, the other against startup Propel Andrew Street. ... Washington closed the season with losses in three of five.

Who to watch: Wash High is led by Cujas, who averages 14.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field. Christina Davis does a little bit of everything at 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game. Bethany Meyer averages six points per game.

Didn't get any scoring leaders when I asked Wash High for them, but the Prexies are a young team, no seniors. They rely mostly on four players: Mya Gordon, Alyssa Wise, India March and Taylor Ellis. Here's a blog entry from earlier this season. Can't see to find the actual notebook.

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