Playoffs on line for Moon girls' basketball team this week

Written by Joe Koch on .

With two section games remaining for the Moon Area High girls basketball team, this week's games couldn't be more important.

The Tigers are in a three-way tie for fourth place in Section 5-AAA with Keystone Oaks and Trinity. Each team has a section record of 4-6.

And a big part in erasing that logjam takes place at 7:30 p.m. today when the Tigers host Keystone Oaks. In the first meeting between the two schools on Jan. 10, Moon eked out a 49-44 victory. Following tonight's game, the Tigers then travel across the Sewickley Bridge to close out the regular season on Thursday night against Quaker Valley. The Quakers already are assured of a playoff berth as they are in second place with a section record of 7-4, but could finish third if they lose to Moon and South Fayette (6-4 in section play) sweeps Montour and Trinity in its final two section games.

Quaker Valley can't take anything for granted against Moon as the Tigers gave the Quakers a good game before falling 57-52 in the first meeting.

Moon, however, must start to play well right now. Following a 57-22 victory over  Montour, the Tigers have lost successive games to to Trinity (57-54), section leader South Park (57-41) and South Fayette (55-44).