A-K Valley high school basketball playoff preview capsule for Feb. 27, 2024

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Monday, February 26, 2024 | 4:13 PM


WPIAL basketball playoffs

Boys

Class 4A

Seventh-place game

8-Knoch (15-10) at 3-Montour (20-4)

7 p.m. Tuesday

Winner: Earns seventh place in the WPIAL and a PIAA playoff berth

Coaches: Alan Bauman, Knoch; Bill Minear, Montour

Players to watch: Zane Pacek, Knoch; Jake Wolfe, Montour

Layup lines: Knoch lost to North Catholic, 69-52, in the first round of consolations Friday to fall into the seventh-place game. Zane Pacek, a 6-foot-11 forward, had 17 points. Teegan Finucan added 14 points, and Jackson Bauman added 12. The Knights have held teams to 53.5 ppg this season. … Montour fell to Avonworth, 64-56, on Friday. Jake Wolfe had 20 points, and Ama Sow added 15. Wolfe, a first-team all-state quarterback, is committed to Robert Morris. The Spartans won Section 4 with a 9-1 record. They average 62.8 points.

Bill Hartlep is the TribLive sports editor. A Pittsburgh native and Point Park graduate, he joined the Trib in 2004, covering high school sports. He held various editing roles before assuming his current position in 2019. He can be reached at bhartlep@triblive.com.

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