It's one of those games Bishop Carroll has circled on its calendar.
Leaders of Section 1 in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, Bishop Carroll had a key home game scheduled against contender and fellow Class A power Bishop Guilfoyle on Friday night. It was more than a big LHAC contest as the Huskies were ranked No. 6 in the Patriot-News Class A rankings and the Marauders were ranked 10th.
Bishop Carroll didn't have school on last Friday. Thus, the game was moved to Saturday.
"It was definitely a long-awaited game, to have it postponed bummed us out," said senior Scott Ranck, who averages 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds. "We were looking forward to that game."
The Huskies had to put those feelings aside quickly with a game scheduled at Richland on Saturday afternoon.
"That's a game that made me extremely nervous," said Bishop Carroll coach Cosie Aliquo. "Richland is loaded with talent everywhere you look."
Behind 23 points from Ranck, Bishop Carroll gutted out a 58-55 victory to move its win streak to 12 games.
1. Bishop Carroll 15-2
Big game vs. Bishop Guilfoyle postponed, but Huskies bounce right back with tough win at Richland.
2. Penn Cambria 13-3
Panthers posted impressive win at Bishop Guilfoyle.
3. Greater Johnstown 12-5
Pair of impressive road wins (Somerset, Richland) for Trojans.
4. Conemaugh Township 13-2
Indians on an 11-game win streak, and only one of those games (at Shanksville) was close.
5. Northern Cambria 13-4
Loss at Blairsville clogged top of Heritage Conference standings.
6. Shade 18-1
Panthers back on track after lone loss to Shanksville-Stonycreek.
7. Bishop McCort 10-6
Nemo Trexler is back for the Crimson Crushers.
8. Shanksville-Stonycreek 16-2
Vikings have pieced together four consecutive road wins.
9. Chestnut Ridge 13-2
Beau Bosch and Ben Pick close to averaging double-doubles for Lions.
10. Somerset 12-6
Golden Eagles have scored nearly 300 points more than any team in the LHAC.