A-K Valley high school basketball playoff preview capsules for Feb. 24, 2024

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 2:44 PM

WPIAL basketball playoffs


Class 5A

Consolation tournament

12-Kiski Area (16-8) at 8-Fox Chapel (13-11)

Noon Saturday

Winner plays: Winner of 7-Gateway (17-7)/11-Bethel Park (12-12) in fifth-place game Wednesday (time, site TBD)

Players to watch: Colin Keller, Kiski Area; Jefferson Moorefield-Brown, Fox Chapel

Layup lines: Kiski Area dropped a 73-57 decision to Thomas Jefferson in the quarterfinals. Colin Keller had 14 points, and Noah Thimons added 12. Leading scorer Isaiah Gonzalez was held to 10. … Fox Chapel lost 63-50 to Moon on Thursday. Jefferson Moorefield-Brown had 21 points for the Foxes. The winner will qualify for the PIAA tournament. The losing team drops into the seventh-place game.

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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