Cornell High's girls basketball team might well be looking forward to its second game with Quigley Catholic on Jan. 18. There's good reason for that sentiment as the Raiders fell to the Spartans 61-50 in a game played at Cornell last month.
Since that loss, Cornell has won six of its past seven games with the only loss a non-section setback to Mars, 60-27, on Dec. 29. The Raiders are solid where it counts, though, as they are 3-1 against section rivals heading into today's 7:30 p.m. game at Sewickley Academy.
Following this game, the Raiders have a non-section game with Riverview before making the short trek to Baden for the game with the Spartans.
With a section record of 3-1 heading into tonight's game, Cornell trails just Quigley Catholic, which is 4-0 against section rivals and is 8-5 overall. The Spartans five losses, however, have come against opponents who either play in higher WPIAL classifications – Class AAAA Belle Vernon (65-59) and Ambridge (77-42), Class AA Riverside (48-44), Class AAAA Hempfield (65-46) – or West Middlesex of District 10 (61-44).