The Trinity girls basketball team had won four in a row and six of seven prior to last night's 76-35 home loss to South Park -- no shame there, either, given South Park improved to 12-0, 18-2 with the win.
But will it be enough to get the late-charging Hillers in the playoffs?
The sadly reality is likely not, barring a big-time upset, though I'm pretty sure that's why they play the games ... so cool stuff like this can happen.
Check out the Section 5-AAA standings:
South Park 12-0
South Fayette 7-4
Quaker Valley 7-4
Keystone Oaks 5-6
Keystone Oaks will close the season with a game Thursday against Montour. The Spartans, as you can see, are winless in the section, and the Golden Eagles won, 62-28, the last time these two met.
A Keystone Oaks loss could open up the possibility for a three-way tie at 5-7, meaning all three teams would get into the playoffs.
Trinity will finish its section slate Thursday at South Fayette. That was a 13-point South Fayette win last time.
Speaking of the Lions, talked to head coach Matt Bacco yesterday about the rash of injuries his team has endured; he said he's had an optimum lineup for all of three days. "Not three games, three days," Bacco said.
Still, South Fayette will likely fall into the No. 3 slot, considering Quaker Valley won both meetings and holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. QV finishes with Moon Thursday, meaning a loss there and a win by South Fayette pushes the Lions to No. 2.
That's why they play the games, right?