Beaver Falls moved up in class this season not because of enrollment but because it was looking for tougher, local competition. That wish reaches its ultimate goal tonight when the Tigers host New Castle, the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA champion.
Beaver Falls has already defeated New Castle at New Castle 62-60 and New Castle has already lost in Beaver Falls, just up the street at Geneva College in a showcase when Lincoln Park got the best of the Red Hurricanes 59-47.
Although both teams have already qualified for the playoffs, neither team will be relaxing tonight as seeding for the playoffs is still on the line as well as the section title. A win by Beaver Falls guarantees the Tigers the section title while a New Castle win would create a tier.
Beaver Falls is led by 6-5 sophomores Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach but the guard play of seniors Zach Duffy and Javon Turner has been solid, if overlooked because of the size inside.