Basketball

Moon’s Emma Theodorsson pressures Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley sophomore Aislin Malcolm receives Princeton offer
February 17, 2020
Chartiers Valley sophomore Aislin Malcolm, who hasn’t lost a game in two seasons, announced a college basketball offer Sunday from Princeton.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 15
February 16, 2020
With a Jan. 13 loss to defending WPIAL Class 2A champion Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the South Side girls basketball team dropped to 7-5 overall.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 15
There were only 34 WPIAL girls basketball games played last week: 30 on the final night of the regular season and four playoff games Friday.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser drives past West Greene’s Madison Lampe during the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Last week around the PIAA was a lot like the classic movie “All Quiet on the Western Front,” except you could add on the Central Front and the Eastern Front.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith attempts to block a shot by Mars’ Mihali Sfanos (33) while Franklin Regional’s Kadyn Hannah (14) looks for a potential rebound Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in WPIAL basketball at Franklin Regional High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 17-23
The Path to the Pete continues with more opening-round and second-round WPIAL basketball postseason play this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL basketball playoffs continue Monday with first-round games
West Allegheny scrambled last season to make the WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball playoffs and was seeded No. 13 in a 13-team playoff field.

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Franklin Regional’s Logan Summerhill dribbles around the corner of the Panthers’ net for an opportunity as Mars’ Mihali Sfanos defends Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in WPIAL basketball at Franklin Regional High School.
Alle-Kiski Valley basketball playoff capsules: Games for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
Boys

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Penn Hills’ Cam Wiley reacts after scoring during the WPIAL boys 6A semifinals against Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Baldwin.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 6
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Knoch’s Madilyn Boyer drives to the basket to score against Freeport Monday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Knoch High School.
Westmoreland girls basketball playoff capsules: Games for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
Monday’s games

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Langston Moses led Winchester Thurston with 16 points Saturday.
High school roundup for Feb. 15, 2020: Winchester Thurston upsets Laurel for program’s first playoff win
February 15, 2020
Jackson Juzang hit the winning jumper with 10 seconds left in a tie game, leading No. 12 Winchester Thurston to a 47-45 upset victory over No. 5 Laurel in a WPIAL Class A first-round boys basketball playoff game Saturday afternoon. It was the first playoff win in program history.

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Union limits Monessen boys, finds way into quarterfinals
The Union boys basketball team won a rock fight against Monessen, nabbing a 46-41 victory in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at North Hills Middle School on Saturday.

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Derry’s Ryan Bushey runs the ball past Mt. Pleasant defense on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Derry boys basketball deals with loss, focuses on playoffs
Misfortune has hit the Derry boys basketball team this season in waves.

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Brentwood’s John Milcic (11) pulls down a rebound during the WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinals Feb. 15, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Brentwood boys basketball team edges Apollo-Ridge in WPIAL 1st round
Brentwood’s Chase Rosing may not have started the game, but that does not mean attending fans will forget his performance.

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Springdale boys survive Sewickley Academy rally, advance to quarterfinals
Springdale’s 57-49 win over Sewickley Academy on Saturday may not be featured prominently in the Dynamos’ season highlight tape.

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Oakland Catholic’s Cierra Christian and Gateway’s Jordan Edwards fight for the ball WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball final Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 6
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Nazareth Prep’s Jaden Gales tries to corrall a ball while being pressured by Clairton’s Kenlein Ogletree (left) and Don Napper (right) during their WPIAL Class 1A first round matchup on Saturday, Feb 15., 2020.
Defending WPIAL champion Nazareth Prep fights back to edge Clairton boys
Defending WPIAL boys Class A champion Nazareth Prep trailed by as many as 12 points in the third quarter, then fought back to take a late lead and held on to defeat Clairton, 53-52, in a first-round playoff game Saturday at Thomas Jefferson.

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Eden Christian Academy’s Elijah Manges goes up for a shot against Greensburg Central Catholic during the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals Feb. 15, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Battle-tested Eden Christian upsets Greensburg Central Catholic boys
Eden Christian coach Todd Aiken kept shouting “five out” to set up a play Saturday afternoon as his boys basketball team clung to the lead against favored Greensburg Central Catholic.

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The Obama Academy boys basketball team celebrates after defeating Allderdice for the City League title Feb. 15, 2020, at the Petersen Events Center.
Obama Academy boys win 1st City League title, knock off Allderdice
Allderdice’s City League boys basketball reign has ended.

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Geibel Catholic’s Ryan Anderson drives to the basket against Leechburg’s Connor McDermott during their WPIAL Class 1A first round matchup on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Thomas Jefferson High School.
No. 9 Geibel Catholic boys use an electric fourth quarter to earn first round victory over Leechburg
For the past three years, the Geibel boys basketball team qualified for the playoffs. But each time, the Gators lost in the first round.

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The Allderdice girls basketball team celebrates after winning the City League championship Feb. 15, 2020, at the Petersen Events Center.
Allderdice girls capture 3rd straight City League title
The Allderdice girls basketball team has relied on a balanced scoring attack this season.

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