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January 26, 2023
By: Don Rebel Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 12:19 AM
They have been the most successful girls basketball programs in the highest classification over the last eight years.
On Thursday, they meet for the second time this season in a clash for the top spot in Section 1-6A as Norwin (14-2) visits North Allegheny (10-4).
The Knights won the last two Class 4A championships before expansion to six classes, winning it all in 2015 and 2016.
Then the Tigers began their run of four district 6A crowns in five years when they captured gold in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.
Norwin has a perfect 5-0 section record and has a one-game lead over North Allegheny, which at 4-1 in the section leads third-place Butler (3-2) by one game.
In the first meeting Jan. 2, the host Knights rolled past the Tigers, 53-32.
Junior Ava Kobus and sophomore Kendall Berger each scored 14 points to lead the Knights while junior Lauren Palangio added 11 points and Norwin erased a three-point deficit after one by outscoring NA 20-9 in the second quarter.
Senior Jasmine Timmerson, a Pitt recruit, led all scored with 20 points for the Tigers.
Norwin had a seven-game winning streak snapped with a nonsection loss to Upper St. Clair on Monday. North Allegheny has won two in a row and six of their last seven games.
Three for all
First place in a couple of Class 3A girls basketball sections will be up for grabs Thursday.