When Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High's girls basketball team opens the home segment of its schedule at 7 p.m. today against Springdale, the Trojanettes – the top-ranked girls Class A basketball team – enter the game on a season-opening three-game winning streak.
The Trojanettes played "up" in the season-opening Oakland Catholic with victories over two Class AA teams: Greensburg Central Catholic, 58-49, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 56-35. The winning streak reached three with a Section 2-A victory at St. Joseph this past Thursday. In their most recent game, the Trojanettes' Sam Breen scored 30 points.
North Catholic is averaging 66 points a game this season, and the Trojanettes are yielding 42.3 points a game. Going into this past weekend, their points-scored average is the second-highest in all of Class A basketball. Plenty of other teams are stingy on defense, but the differential – 23.7 – is quite impressive.
Following tonight's game with Springdale, North Catholic visits Riverview. The 4-1 Raiders rolled to a 46-19 victory over Greensburg Salem this past Saturday and visit Leechburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday before hosting the Trojanettes at 6 p.m. Friday.