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Canon-Mac vs. USC round 2 tonight

If you’re looking for something to do Monday night, allow me to suggest a trip to Canon-McMillan.
For one, it’s the rare home-and-home series for boys hoops; Friday the Big Macs lost at Upper St. Clair, 56-47, and three nights
later two of the top five teams in Section 4-AAAA meet again.
Take a closer look, and the section is also a jumble. An interesting jumble, too.
Upper St. Clair leads Bethel Park (7-3) by a half a game at 7-2; Canon-McMillan and Mt. Lebanon are 6-3; and Peters Township is at 6-4.
Good luck sorting all of that out.
More important, though: Monday night is #Lukestrong night, where all the proceeds will benefit Luke Blanock and his family. Luke is battling Ewing’s sarcoma.
Here’s a link to what I wrote about Luke earlier this winter sports season: http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/basketball/5352070-74/blanock-luke-valvano#axzz2rVYsVEsv

Changing gears a bit … Trinity junior shortstop Olivia Gray was recently named one of the country’s Hot 100 2015 college prospects.
Gray, who was ranked No. 87, was the only Pennsylvania player on the list.
(Small editorial: This is awesome for Gray, who’s a phenomenal player, but Pennsylvania deserves more than one player on this list for crying out loud; there are two — catcher Giorgiana Zeremenko and third basemen Olivia Lorusso — elite prospects at Canon-McMillan
alone that coaches raved about all of last spring. That’s the problem with these lists. Just tough to include all who deserve it. But happy for those who are selected, no doubt.)
Gray, a Pitt recruit, hit .545 last spring, with 14 of her 30 hits for extra bases, while reaching base 60 percent of the time.
She drove in 22 runs, scored 27 times and helped Trinity to the Section 2-AAA title.

–Jason Mackey

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