Here are some of the top games of the week.
Tuesday – Bethel Park at Upper St. Clair, 7:30 p.m. – First place in Class AAAA Section 4 is on the line. Bethel Park (14-1, 8-0) has won six straight, five of those coming in section play. Back in mid-December, Bethel Park held Upper St. Clair to a season-low point total in a 38-17 Black Hawks’ win. However, Upper St. Clair (11-3, 7-1) has not lost since. Winners of eight in a row, the Panthers have given up an average of 36.6 points in three home section wins.
Friday – McKeesport at Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m. – To borrow a line from local stat man Deuce Skurcenski: McKeesport is like butter. It's on a roll. Since starting the season 1-3, the Tigers (10-4, 6-2) have won 10 of their past 11 games, including a triumph against Class AAAA Section 2 leader Gateway last week. Central Catholic (10-5, 6-2) is in the thick of the section title race, as well. McKeesport defeated the Vikings, 67-55, on Dec. 21.