Basketball

Upper St. Clair head coach Danny Holzer hugs Christian Ito late in the fourth quarter against Central Catholic during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at Gateway.
2024 WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball championship breakdown: Upper St. Clair vs. Baldwin
March 1, 2024
WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball championship

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South Fayette’s Haylie Lamonde handles the ball during a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal against McKeesport on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.
2024 WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship breakdown: Armstrong vs. South Fayette
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship

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North Catholic’s Brady Wehner looks to pass against Highlands on Dec. 14, 2023 at Highlands.
2024 WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship breakdown: Blackhawk vs. North Catholic
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship

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Mt. Lebanon’s Riley Farabaugh shoots a free throw against Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class 6A third-place game Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.
High school roundup for Feb. 29, 2024: Mt. Lebanon drops Central Catholic for 3rd place in 6A
February 29, 2024
Mt. Lebanon jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat 2023 district champion Central Catholic, 62-57, in the WPIAL boys basketball Class 6A consolation game Thursday night.

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Shady Side Academy’s Sydney Birchard drives between Burrell defenders on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, in Fox Chapel.
2024 WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship breakdown: Avonworth vs. Shady Side Academy
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship

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Deer Lakes’ Collin Rodgers is fouled by Burrell’s Tucker Bitar on Jan. 5, 2023, at Deer Lakes High School.
2024 WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball championship breakdown: Deer Lakes vs. Burrell
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball championship

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Lincolin Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against North Catholic on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in Cranberry.
2024 WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball championship breakdown: Lincoln Park vs. Hampton
WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball championship

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Aliquippa’s Quentin Goode drives upcourt against Beaver Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania boys high school basketball rankings for Feb. 29, 2024
The top boys basketball teams across the state continue to shine in the district playoffs with only a few changes in the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Avery Davis celebrates with Erica Gribble after hitting a 3-pointer against Serra Catholic on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, in Carbon.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania girls high school basketball rankings for Feb. 29, 2024
There were four teams that dropped, including three significant changes to the weekly Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings, as the district playoffs enter their final week.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio (33) attempts a shot over Seneca Valley’s Garcia Cato (30) on Feb. 22.
Trib 10: New team at the top of WPIAL girls power rankings
After three rounds of the WPIAL basketball playoffs, there were major changes as expected in the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Body Barber scores over Pine-Richland’s Vasili Balouris and Lucas Thompson during the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Feb. 23.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 29, 2024: It’s win or go home in the consolation bracket
We leap into championship weekend in the WPIAL basketball playoffs with the first three titles games in boys Class 4A and A and girls Class 2A at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center with audio coverage here on Trib HSSN.

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South Fayette’s Haylie Lamonde steals the ball from Chartiers Valley’s Lilah Turnbull during their game on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at Chartiers Valley.
WPIAL girls basketball teams with PIAA playoff spots clinched as of Feb. 28, 2024
With the WPIAL championships coming up over the next three days, the focus will soon turn to the Road to Hershey and the start of the 2024 PIAA girls basketball postseason.

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Baldwin’s Max Marzina scores on a layup over Mt. Lebanon’s Sam Deibert in the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 at Bethel Park.
WPIAL boys basketball teams with PIAA playoff spots clinched as of Feb. 28, 2024
With the Path to the Pete concluding over the next three days, the focus will soon turn to the Road to Hershey and the start of the 2024 PIAA boys basketball postseason.

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Ellwood City senior Joe Roth scored 21 points to lead the Wolverines past Yough in the WPIAL 3A seventh-place game.
Ellwood City boys punch ticket to PIAA playoffs by eliminating Yough
February 28, 2024
In addition to being a 2,000-point scorer in his basketball career, Ellwood City senior Joe Roth is a high-level swimmer who competes for WPIAL and PIAA titles.

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Jeannette sophomore Kymon’e Brown is fouled by Bishop Canevin sophomore Daiveon Taylor during a WPIAL Class 2A playoff game Wednesday.
Bishop Canevin holds off Jeannette for 5th place in Class 2A
Jeannette basketball coach Adrian Batts said anytime his young Jayhawks are still playing games at this time of the year, it’s a good thing.

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Gateway’s Alex Lowry scores against Latrobe on Feb. 9.
High school roundup for Feb. 28, 2024: Gateway, Serra boys, Monessen girls earn PIAA berths
Alex Lowry hit the go-ahead layup with 1:12 left and Alex Dunsmore made two free throws with 41 seconds to play to salt it away as No. 7 Gateway defeated No. 12 Kiski Area, 53-51, to win the Class 5A boys basketball seventh-place game and claim the WPIAL’s final spot in the PIAA tournament.

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Norwin’s Ava Christopher drives against North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz in January. The Knights won both regular-season games vs. the Tigers.
Norwin coach Brozeski brings big-picture perspective to title game
After he left the court to visit with his parents and family on the concourse at Peters Township’s AHN Arena on Monday night, Norwin coach Brian Brozeski was asked a question.

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Highlands’ Kalleigh Nerone will play for fifth place in WPIAL Class 4A on Thursday.
A-K Valley high school basketball playoff preview capsules for Feb. 29, 2024
WPIAL basketball playoffs

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Monessen’s Madison Johnson dribbles against Riverview during a WPIAL playoff game Feb. 22.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 28, 2024: State playoff berths on the line in consolation games
Wednesday is a day of rest for all the semifinals survivors as they prepare to play for district gold at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center on Thursday through Saturday.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco and Elizabeth Forward’s Kaelynn Settles vie for a loose ball during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.
High school roundup for Feb. 27, 2024: North Catholic earns another trip to The Pete
February 27, 2024
Lauren Reitz had a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists and No. 2 North Catholic earned the right to compete for a third straight WPIAL championship with a 42-34 victory over No. 3 Elizabeth Forward in the Class 4A girls basketball semifinals Tuesday night.

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