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Latrobe basketball team running the “two-man”

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

“We call it the two-man,” said Latrobe head coach Greg Fenton about one of the Wildcats favorite plays. The play builds off of two “men” from Latrobe’s man-to-man offense. (Notice we said man-to-man offense, not defense.)

“The girls run it very well – we usually get a basket from it,” said Fenton. Among the Wildcats who dig the play the most are Emma Kate Womack and Taley Dunaway. Although, with Latrobe’s solid position in their section, it’s safe to assume that the whole team is getting in on the two-man.

Latrobe is still part of a changing Section 1-AAAA. The Wildcats have been quiet in the past; they haven’t been to WPIAL playoffs since 2008. But the Latrobe team is motoring quietly through the Section 1-AAAA season. Unfazed by the dominant presence of Penn-Trafford and Hempfield, Latrobe remains in contention at the January 14 mark.

The Wildcats did face Penn-Trafford this past week – on Thursday (January 10). Game results as well as the current record can be viewed on the 2012-2013 WPIAL girls' varsity basketball page at Post-Gazette NOW.

Latrobe has many contributors. In last Monday’s (January 7) section win over Connellsville, Junior guard Taley Dunaway scored 20 points. Sophomore forward Rachel Kollar followed suit with 11. The final score was 56-49 (Latrobe).

The Wildcats travel to play Hempfield tonight – tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.