Here are a few South games to keep an eye on this week:
Tuesday – Upper St. Clair at Chartiers Valley, 7:30 p.m. – Upper St. Clair (6-2, 1-1), the defending Class AAAA Section 4 champion, will look to avoid its second consecutive section loss when it takes on section co-leader Chartiers Valley (7-1, 2-0). The Panthers will try to cool down Chartiers Valley star Matty McConnell, who is coming off back-to-back 34-point outings. The Colts (82.9 points per game) lead Class AAAA in scoring, while Upper St. Clair (46 ppg) boasts the third-best defense.
Tuesday – Bethel Park at Mt. Lebanon, 7:30 p.m. – These teams, along with Chartiers Valley, are tied for the Class AAAA Section 4 lead. Mt. Lebanon (5-2, 2-0) is off to a fine start, but the Blue Devils have also been a bit snake-bitten, losing on buzzer beaters against North Allegheny and Pine-Richland. Jonny David is averaging better than 20 points a game for Mt. Lebanon, while Bethel Park (4-1, 2-0) has been led by Joey Mascaro. The Black Hawks' lone loss was to Allderdice on Dec. 6.