Charleroi has had no luck in non-section games this season. The Cougars have played five of them. All but one ended in losses.
What the Cougars have accomplished in section play is much different and much more important.
Charleroi will head into the new year in first place in Class A Section 4. The Cougars (5-4, 4-0) are one of two undefeated teams in the section. The other, Brownsville, is 6-2 overall and 3-0 in section action. Brownsville edged out Charleroi for the section title last season.
The Cougars own section wins – all by double digits – against Beth-Center (59-22), Frazier (64-47), Waynesburg (57-40) and Carmichaels (55-40). Their next section contest will be at home against Brownsville next Tuesday.