Basketball

Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti takes the court during player introductions before the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Scranton Prep on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
PIAA taking bids to host basketball championships
April 12, 2024
Giant Center in Hershey has hosted the state high school basketball finals for more than a decade, but could or should the PIAA championships go elsewhere?

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Rob Niederberger talks with an official during Shaler’s game against Woodland Hills on Jan. 30.
Basketball coach Rob Niederberger, who lifted Shaler from last place to WPIAL contender, resigns
When Shaler hired Rob Niederberger as boys basketball coach nine years ago, he took over a team mired in last place. He resigned Thursday knowing the next coach will inherit a program that’s in a much better position.

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                                Penn Hills senior Egypt Coleman has committed to Point Park to play basketball.
Penn Hills senior joins Point Park basketball at exciting time
April 7, 2024
Egypt Coleman didn’t consider playing women’s basketball at Point Park because the school is transitioning to the Division II level from NAIA. The Penn Hills senior wanted to be at a place where she felt comfortable. Being on campus in the city, plus building good chemistry with her teammates, was a big part of the decision.

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Kiski Area’s Isaiah Gonzalez wins the boys hot shot shooting contest in the skills competition during the Cager Classic on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Highlands High School.
A-K Valley shooters on target at Cager Classic skills competition
April 5, 2024
The top senior talent in the Alle-Kiski Valley and surrounding communities gathered Friday at Highlands to match shooting skills in a competition to kick off the two-day Cager Classic all-star celebration.

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Highlands’ Bradyn Foster (right) will play in the Cager Classic this weekend.
Basketball foes become teammates at Cager Classic
April 4, 2024
The Highlands and Hampton boys basketball teams played nine times over the past four seasons, including a third time last year in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs.

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti scores against Scranton Prep during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
2024 TribLive HSSN Girls Basketball All-Stars
April 3, 2024
Terrific 10

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Moon’s Elijah Guillory Guillory led Moon with 21.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Head of the Class: Player, coach of the year in all 6 classifications
April 1, 2024
Class 6A

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St. Joseph’s Julie Spinelli shoots a 3-pointer against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship game.
St. Joseph’s Julie Spinelli headlines Valley News Dispatch girls basketball all-stars
March 30, 2024
Player of the Year

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Franklin Regional’s Cam Rowell dunks over Moon defenders during their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal on Monday, Mar. 18, 2024, at Peters Twp.
Franklin Regional’s Cam Rowell headlines TribLive Westmoreland boys basketball all-stars
Player of the Year

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates with his gold medal after defeating Archbishop Carroll in the the PIAA Class 4A championship game Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Lincoln Park boys, Blackhawk girls top final Trib 10 rankings
March 27, 2024
When the first edition of the Trib 10 boys basketball power rankings were released, defending state champions Lincoln Park and Imani Christian were the top two teams.

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The Blackhawk girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Scranton Prep in the PIAA Class 4A championship game on Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school girls basketball rankings for March 26, 2024
March 26, 2024
This year marked the 51st time the PIAA has awarded state championships to the best girls basketball teams in Pennsylvania.

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Aliquippa’s Josh Pratt reacts with Cam Lindsey during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Holy Cross on Friday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school boys basketball rankings for March 26, 2024
Three of the 12 districts that make up the PIAA earned gold in the 2024 boys basketball playoffs with the WPIAL standing alone atop the highest step of the medal stand.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer to end the first half against Archbishop Carroll during the the PIAA Class 4A championship game on Thursday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 25, 2024
March 25, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Brandin Cummings

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti drives to the basket against Scranton Prep’s Claire McGrath during the PIAA Class 4A championship game Saturday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 25, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Alena Fusetti

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Belle Vernon girls basketball coach Kaitlyn Slagus has stepped down.
Belle Vernon girls basketball coach steps down
Belle Vernon will be in the market for a new girls basketball coach in the coming weeks as the Belle Vernon Area School Board formally accepted the resignation of Kaitlyn Slagus at Monday’s voting meeting.

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti celebrates as time expires in the PIAA Class 4A championship game against Scranton Prep on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Final 2024 PIAA girls basketball results
March 24, 2024
The streak of WPIAL teams winning at least one PIAA girls basketball championship has hit six years in a row.

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Aliquippa’s Quentin Goode dunks after defeating Holy Cross in the PIAA Class 2A championship game on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Final 2024 PIAA boys basketball results
For only the first time in 20 years and only the fourth time in the 124-year history of the PIAA boys basketball championships, three teams from the WPIAL have been crowned state champions.

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North Allegheny’s Augie Maslo celebrates after defeating Seneca Valley last spring. The Tigers play Central Catholic on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 25, 2024
As we wave so long to the winter sports season of basketball and hockey, we turn quickly and welcome the spring sports season of baseball and lacrosse this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Noah Prosser goes to the hoop as Moon’s Caden Schmidt defends in the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.
Thomas Jefferson boys reflect on special season
It ranks as one of the best basketball seasons in school history.

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Imhotep Charter head coach Andre Noble talks with Franklin Regional head coach Jesse Reed after the PIAA Class 5A state championship game on Friday, Mar. 22, 2024, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Franklin Regional players hold heads high despite loss in PIAA title game
March 23, 2024
HERSHEY — Fin Hutchison was the last basketball player from Franklin Regional to leave Giant Center on Friday night.

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