Boys Basketball: Mount Pleasant chasing one of the top spots in Class AAA Section 3

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All though they are not out of the section race, it is going to be tough for the Vikings to catch undefeated Uniontown for the title.

Mount Pleasant is 6-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference with their one loss coming to none other than Uniontown in their last game. The Red Raiders easily defeated the Vikings, 76-58, on Mount Pleasant's home court. Mitch Matlas led three Vikings in double figures with 16 points.

The Vikings enter a tough stretch tonight where they will play back-to-back away section games on back-to-back nights against Southmoreland and Greensburg Salem.

The Vikings will meet up with the Red Raiders again on Feb. 4.


Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant continues to roll in Class AAA Section 3

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It could have been considered a fluke when Mount Pleasant knocked off Indiana by four points in their Section 3-AAA opener. But from that point on, the Vikings have not only played well in the section, they've dominated.

Mount Pleasant has rung up a 5-0 mark in Section 3-AAA. Now at 7-4 overall, they've become the favorites in the race to the section title.

The impressive wins have begun to stack up for the upstart Vikings.

After knocking off Indiana in their section-opener, Mount Pleasant put together a number of impressive victories, besting Derry by 22 points, Yough by 48, upending defending section champion Uniontown by 30, and Greensburg Salem by 34.


Boys Basketball: Mount Pleasant keeps improving

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Mount Pleasant boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.

"Two years ago the Mount Pleasant boys basketball team had a season to forget.

It finished the year with a 4-18 record and decided it was time to make changes ... sort of.

The Vikings made a change in their head coach by bringing back former coach Tony Splendor. Splendor coached the Vikings last in the 1970s and has been with the school for 40 years and has also served as the boys and girls tennis coach.

In his first season back last year, he propelled the Vikings back to the WPIAL playoffs, although it was a short-lived run. The Vikings, who are 6-4 overall, are aiming to get back to the postseason in 2014 after a 3-0 start in Section 3-AAA."



Boys Basketball: Mount Pleasant off to fast start in section

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Mount Pleasant have flipped the switch from a 1-4 start to the season, rattling off four straight wins for a 5-4 record. The Vikings turned things around once they entered section play. They currently stand a half a game behind Uniontown in Class AAA Section 3 with a 2-0 record.

The Vikings have picked up narrow section wins against Laurel Highlands, 57-55, and Derry Area, 44-40.

The Vikings also went 2-0 in the North Star tournament with blowout wins over Meyersdale and Forest Hills.

Mount Pleasant returns to section play on Friday when they host Yough.