Norwin is probably still celebrating the first WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball championship in school history.
And why not? The Knights 54-34 victory over Penn Hills was surprising not by the fact they defeated the Indians, but that they did it handily.
That euphoria will probably last until today when Norwin (22-3) gets back on the floor and begins preparation for the state tournament. And, by winning, they won't have a long way to go as they will play Pine-Richland (21-5) on Friday at 6 p.m. at Hempfield. But the biggest problem for the Knights comes from the fact that the Rams aren't a typical No. 5 seed from the WPIAL.
Pine-Richland came in second to North Allegheny in Section 3 and knocked both Penn-Trafford and Shaler – two teams that defeated Norwin during the regular season – out of state tournament contention.