Here are some of the top games of the week.
Tonight – Hampton at North Allegheny, 7:30 p.m. – This huge showdown features a pair of Class AAAA Section 3 teams with 10-0 records. North Allegheny has relied on a high-powered offense (73 points per game) that is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA, while Hampton has stifled opponents with a terrific defense (48 points per game). The Talbots, led by junior guard/forward Ryan Luther, have won three games by two points or less.
Tonight – Fox Chapel at Gateway, 7:30 p.m. – First place in Class AAAA Section 2 is on the line in this one, with both teams being 4-0 in section play. Gateway defeated Fox Chapel twice last season (by 24 and 5 points) en route to its second consecutive WPIAL title. Fox Chapel junior guard Matt D’Amico is one of the WPIAL’s top scorers with more than 27 points per game. Gateway is led by senior guard D.J. Boyce.