Basketball

High school roundup: Penn Hills grabs 1-point WPIAL playoff win
February 17, 2018
Daivon Stephens, who finished with 14 points, made a free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining to expand the No. 5 Penn Hills (20-3) lead to

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Deer Lakes girls can’t overcome slow start in first-round loss to Central Valley
Deer Lakes girls basketball coach Dave Petruska told his players all week that it wasn't going to be easy and to be prepared for a

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Latrobe boys show grit in playoff victory over Butler
Miffed by constant comparisons to last year's team and the notion that it doesn't play enough defense to go far in the WPIAL boys basketball

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Allderdice boys make it a 5-peat in City League
No two seasons are alike, but the last five in City League boys basketball have ended with Allderdice raising the trophy. Jackson Blaufeld scored a

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St. Joseph girls race past Geibel in WPIAL Class A playoffs
It felt something like two weeks since St. Joseph could play the type of basketball game it wanted. Suffice to say the Spartans didn't want

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Worth the Waite: Sophomore leads Allderdice to City League girls basketball title
The smallest player on the court had the biggest impact down the stretch for Allderdice. Emma Waite, a 5-foot sophomore guard, sparked a 12-0 run

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Thomas Jefferson girls JV hoops logs another noteworthy season
Boundless optimism engulfs the Thomas Jefferson girls basketball program. Not only did the varsity team win a section title for the first time in eight

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Thomas Jefferson’s Williams sisters provide championship link
There is a notable link between the last two section champions in girls basketball at Thomas Jefferson. The Williams sisters. Shaylor Williams is a 5-foot-6

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Bishop Canevin’s Kaczorowski brings renewed energy
In its penultimate game of the regular season, the Bishop Canevin girls basketball team was in a nail-biter with reigning WPIAL Class 5A champion Chartiers

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Penn Hills girls get healthy in time for playoffs
It's not how you start a season, it's how you finish. The Penn Hills girls basketball team had a rocky regular season as injuries took

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Riverside beats Burrell at its own game in opening round
February 16, 2018
A strong defense spearheaded Burrell's success this season, helping the Bucs overcome an inconsistent offense. But although the Bucs won a share of a section

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Leechburg’s Mikayla Lovelace eclipses 2,000 career points in playoff victory
Leechburg senior Mikayla Lovelace was chasing a milestone and a WPIAL playoff victory Friday night. Lovelace became the 42nd player in WPIAL girls basketball history

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North Allegheny boys close books on another short season
Circumstances made developing continuity difficult for the North Allegheny boys basketball team. Three of the Tigers' most experienced players spent much of the season on

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North Hills boys hoops closes frustrating season
The moods entering and exiting the season for the North Hills boys basketball team were drastically different then years past. After losing eight seniors and

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Brentwood girls make 5th straight playoff trip
Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, Brentwood had not participated in the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs in more than a decade. Since 2013-14,

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WPIAL basketball playoffs roundup for Feb. 16: Serra Catholic girls win on buzzer-beater
A game-winning 3-pointer from Gigi Mele-Madigan at the buzzer catapulted No. 5 Serra Catholic past No. 12 Riverview, 53-52, in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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WPIAL Class 4A, A girls playoffs get started in Saturday’s 3 games to watch
The opening weekend of the WPIAL girls basketball postseason concludes with the spotlight shining on four first-round games each from Class 4A and Class A.

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Class 6A boys teams begin WPIAL postseason play in Saturday’s 3 games to watch
Day 2 of the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs is a quiet one with only four contests. However the interest level is high as these first-round

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A-K Valley basketball playoff preview capsules for Saturday’s games
Saturday's games Girls Class 4A First round No. 7 Freeport (13-8) vs. No. 10 Elizabeth Forward (14-7) 3 p.m. at Fox Chapel On the air:

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Allderdice, Westinghouse boys, girls to meet in City League finals
When the Allderdice boys basketball team takes the floor at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland on Saturday afternoon, the Dragons will look to accomplish

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