Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Plum girls basketball team. Click here to read his story.
"With four returning starters back, expectations were high entering the 2013-14 season for the Plum girls basketball team.
A pair of losses at the Penn-Trafford tipoff tournament did little to taper those expectations for the Mustangs, the No. 5-ranked team in the Post-Gazette Class AAAA preseason rankings.
Plum (2-2) dropped games to Penn-Trafford, 55-50, and Norwin, 65-53, both playoff teams a year ago. It was Plum's performance against Penn-Trafford in a losing effort that the Mustangs showcased their improvement from last season.
In the season-opener between the teams last season, Penn-Trafford blasted Plum, 74-37. The teams met again in the playoffs and the Warriors prevailed once again, this time, 50-40. Last Friday in the season opener Plum hung with Penn-Trafford for the entire game before losing, 55-50."