The New Castle Red Hurricane held off a late Ambridge Bridger’s rally to hold on for a 56-48 victory which gave the Red Hurricane the Class 4A Section 2 Championship.
Beaver County Radio’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays carried live coverage of the game on 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and e Trib-Live High School Sports Network.
New Castle held the lead through most of the game. Ambridge fought back in the 4th tying the game at one point. After the Bridger’s tied the game the Red Hurricane went a run and took the lead back and pulled away down the stretch winning the game by eight points.
New Castle finishes the season with a 10-2 section record and Ambridge falls into a second place tie with Quaker Valley at 9-3 in the section.
All WPIAL teams that have qualified for the playoffs will learn their playoff opponents on Tuesday night this week. Beaver County Radio will carry live coverage of the pairings meeting starting at 7 pm.
CCBC Players of the game are:
New Castle: Sheldon Cox
Ambridge: Aaron Hilzendeger