Basketball

Defending champion Chartiers-Houston girls hold off Leechburg to reach semifinals
February 22, 2018
As unlikely as it appeared just minutes earlier, Leechburg's record-breaking senior class made one last run at some more history. A 17-point deficit gave way

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St. Joseph, Quigley Catholic girls have built WPIAL playoff rivalry in recent seasons
Barely five minutes elapsed after St. Joseph's WPIAL playoff victory over Geibel last weekend before Chloe Kurpakus brought up the subject of the Spartans' next

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WPIAL basketball playoffs roundup for Feb. 22: Aliquippa boys advance on buzzer-beater
William Gipson's buzzer beater from 30 feet made the difference as No. 4-seeded Aliquippa defeated Riverside 53-50 in a WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball quarterfinal

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Imani Christian edges Monessen boys in WPIAL quarterfinals
For Imani Christian Academy, patience paid off. The Saints prepared for the postseason with a tough early-season schedule that included games against Class 6A schools

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Beaver girls use balanced scoring to top Belle Vernon in Class 4A quarterfinals
Third-seeded Beaver's offensive firepower proved to be too much for No. 6 Belle Vernon on Thursday night as the Bobcats topped the Leopards, 63-32, in

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Serra Catholic takes down rival Greensburg Central Catholic in quarterfinals
It can be a blessing or a burden. First-round byes in the WPIAL basketball playoffs are a reward for teams that win section titles. But

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Kiski Area girls basketball coach Ionadi resigns
Nick Ionadi frequently spent seven days a week in the gym working with his girls basketball pupils. But with extra hours cropping up in his

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All-time WPIAL girls basketball championship games No. 6: 1981 Baldwin team upends undefeated Shaler
The TribLive High School Sports Network will be counting down the Top 10 boys and girls WPIAL basketball championship games leading up to the 2018

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All-time WPIAL boys basketball championship games No. 6: 2008 Central Catholic rallies past Moon
The TribLive High School Sports Network will be counting down the Top 10 boys and girls WPIAL basketball championship games leading up to the 2018

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Already a WPIAL baseball, football champion, Cunningham shooting ‘lights-out’ for Jeannette boys
Selfless is a word often associated with Jeannette senior swingman Tre Cunningham, who admittedly used to pass up open shots and did not always look

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Westmoreland basketball playoff preview capsules for Saturday’s games
WPIAL basketball playoff capsules Boys Class 6A Quarterfinals No. 9 Latrobe (15-7) vs. No. 1 Mt. Lebanon (19-3) 3 p.m. Saturday at Canon-McMillan On the

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Westmoreland high school basketball notebook: Latrobe teams get defensive in playoffs
Don't tell the Latrobe boys and girls basketball teams they are all finesse and only care about offense and scoring. They will just get defensive.

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What to expect from GCC-Serra girls’ third meeting
Greensburg Central Catholic (12-10) and Serra Catholic (15-7) split their season series in Section 3-2A and the games had a little of everything: halfcourt give-and-go's,

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Déjà vu: South Fayette hands Freeport another 3-point playoff loss
February 21, 2018
Freeport played the same opponent, on the same court, with the same 8 p.m. start time it did to begin last year's playoffs. And for

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Valley holds off late South Park rally to earn 1st playoff victory since ’09
Valley had built up a generous lead, up by as much as 15 early in the fourth quarter. But the Vikings had to withstand a

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Ambridge rallies in 2nd half to top Deer Lakes in WPIAL Class 4A 1st round
The story of David and Goliath seemed an apt comparison for Deer Lakes' and Ambridge's boys basketball playoff game in a visual sense Wednesday, what

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Apollo-Ridge upends Charleroi in girls Class 3A playoffs
Apollo-Ridge got knocked down early in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's WPIAL Class 3A first-round girls basketball game against Charleroi at Peters Township. The Vikings

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WPIAL playoffs roundup for Feb. 21: Uniontown upsets No. 5 Central Valley in 1st round
Trenton Uphold had 22 points and Cedric Greer scored 15 as No. 12 Uniontown upset No. 5 Central Valley, 59-57, in a WPIAL Class 4A

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WPIAL boys basketball quarterfinals set for Class 3A, A teams in Thursday’s 3 games to watch
After five days of first-round action, it's time to finally turn the page to the quarterfinals in the 2018 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs. Thursday features

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Class 4A, 2A girls open WPIAL quarterfinals in 3 games to watch Thursday
With the first round in the books, the first of three days of quarterfinals action tips off in the WPIAL girls basketball postseason Thursday with

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