NA Ranked No. 1 In Trib HSSN’s Preseason State Basketball Poll

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The North Allegheny girls’ basketball team has been tabbed No. 1 in the Trib HSSN’s preseason state basketball rankings.

The reigning WPIAL Class 6A champions, North Allegheny went 24-3 last season and won their third District 7 title in the last five years with a thrilling 54-50 overtime triumph over Bethel Park. The Tigers bring back a wealth of talent for the 2020-21 campaign, including seniors Lizzy Groetsch and Paige Morningstar.

Groetsch, a University of Pennsylvania commit and 1,000-point scorer, was an all-state selection and the Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association Girls Basketball Player of the Year, among other accolades. Morningstar, a Louisville commit for volleyball, was the Trib HSSN’s Girls Athlete of the Year for her dominance on the volleyball court and the hardwood.

The Tigers are led by sixth-year head coach Spencer Stefko, the PA Sports Writers Class 6A Coach of the Year for 2020.

Joining North Allegheny on the Trib’s state preseason poll are Nazareth (No. 2), Central Dauphin (No. 3), Pennsbury (No. 4) and Bethlehem Freedom (No. 5).