Quaker Valley, Ambridge girls basketball teams to decide playoff spot

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 1:36 PM

It’s a one-on-one matchup Thursday evening for a WPIAL playoff spot from Section 2-4A as Quaker Valley and Ambridge will do battle at Ambridge High School at 7:30.

The Quakers and Bridgers are tied for fourth place in the section at 4-7. Ambridge won the first meeting, 49-46, on Jan. 14. QV and Ambridge both are 2-3 in the section since then.

The Quakers hope to qualify for the WPIAL postseason for the first time since 2013. Last year, they finished 4-8 (fifth place) in the section as Ambridge took the final playoff spot with a 7-5 mark.

Combined swimming and diving teams set to take on Hopewell

As the Quaker Valley/Sewickley Academy combined swimming and diving teams finalize preparation for Friday and Saturday’s Midwestern Athletic Conference meet at Moon High School, they also will compete at Section 2-AA foe Hopewell on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

This meet will be swimming only.

QV/SA returns to action after splitting a section meet with Central Valley one week ago. The girls won 89-63, while the boys were edged out 81-76.

The teams added 13 MAC qualifying marks and six WPIAL cuts.

Panthers hope to strengthen playoff resume against Eden Christian

The Sewickley Academy, Quigley Catholic and Vincentian Academy girls basketball teams will attempt to finish the Section 1-1A slate strong as they hope to improve their playoff resumes.

Quigley, second in the section at 8-3 behind champion Rochester (10-1), closes out its slate against the Rams on Thursday, while Vincentian hosts Cornell (0-11), and Sewickley Academy visits Eden Christian (5-6).

Sewickley Academy also improved to 10-6 overall with its section victory over Union (57-34) on Monday.

The WPIAL girls basketball pairings, with game dates, times and locations included, will be released Tuesday evening.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at [email protected] or via Twitter @MLove_Trib.