Lady Hawks given a fourth chance


Alex Mullen

Maria Cerro splits the “D” as she looks for the layup in the Lady Hawks’ game vs. Peters on Jan. 22.

For the fourth time this year, the Lady Hawks will face the Peters Township Indians.  This time, though, the stakes are a little higher:  if you win, you move on; if you lose, you go home, that’s it, the season’s over.

The first round matchup of the state playoffs is set for Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Canon Mac.

The last meeting against the Lady Indians was Feb. 27 in the WPIAL semifinals. The Lady Hawks took a hard loss, 55-39, in that game, ending their WPIAL playoff run. But because they made it to the semis, they qualified for the state playoffs.

“We are going to be patient with the ball and play our game, not the way they want us to play,” junior First Team All-Section player Maria Cerro said.

The Lady Hawks are 0-3 this year against Peters. Will the 4th time be the charm for the ladies?