Basketball

Scholastic Notebook – 03/04/2011
March 4, 2011
It seems everywhere you turn at the Duquesne University Palumbo Center this weekend, there will be WPIAL championship basketball games with historical storylines. Whether it's teams or coaches, the games are dripping with history. Here are some of the historical storylines.

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Revenge is Golden as Seton-LaSalle Crushes Jeannette in WPIAL Girls AA Finals
Sometime, a championship is won because of the outstanding efforts of the teams

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PIAA Basketball Playoffs: WPIAL State Qualifiers
March 3, 2011
Now that the 2011 WPIAL Basketball Playoffs are in the books, we look ahead to the tip off on the Highway to Happy Valley. the 2011 PIAA Basketball Playoffs are set to start with Preliminary Round games on Tuesday, March 8th. Here are the WPIAL boys and girls teams that already have qualified and how they will be seeded coming out of District 7.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, March 2nd
March 2, 2011
There will be a new champion in Boys Class AAAA and Girls Class AAA after Wednesday nights postseason action. Chartiers Valley and Gateway boys along with North Catholic girls return to Battle on the Bluff for district gold, while Mount Lebanon boys and New Castle girls turn their attention to the upcoming state playoffs.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, March 1st
March 1, 2011
Four boys game and four girls game that set the table for four championship games this weekend. Two defending girls champions head back to Duquesne University looking for more gold while four tradition rich strong programs with plenty of district titles were sent packing on the boys side. Here are recaps from all eight boys and girls playoff games from Championship Tuesday.

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Imani Christian and Portersville Christian Win 2011 SWCAC Hoop Crowns
February 26, 2011
The 2011 South Western Christian Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball playoffs are in the books as top seeds Imani Christian for the boys and Portersville Christian for the girls have claimed championships. Here are recaps from the two title games heard here on MSA Sports, plus all of the scores from both the boys and girls 2011 SWCAC basketball playoffs.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Saturday, February 26th
After a quiet opening round, the upsets kept coming Saturday in a wild Quarterfinals weekend around the WPIAL. Two more top-seeds, Shaler in Boys AAAA and Vincentian Academy in Girls A were ousted in round two while a couple of other high seeds either survived scares or were eliminated from the chase.

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Scholastic Notebook – 02/25/2011
February 25, 2011
Do some numbers crunching after the First Round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs and it's quite clear that Section 2 of Class AAA is a beast

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Friday, February 25th
Quarterfinals Friday saw most of the higher seeds advance in Boys AAA, Boys A, Girls AAAA and Girls AA. Most of them. Boys A #1-seed Rochester, Boys AAA #2-seed West Mifflin and Girls AA #2-seed Riverside all saw their district title teams get washed away in the second round. Here are recaps from ALL eight boys and eight girls contests on Quarterfinals Friday.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Thursday, February 24th
February 24, 2011
Finally, some surprises. On the fourth day of the opening round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs, three double seed teams from girls Class AAA advanced to the second round with wins over the 3rd, 4th and 6th seeds. Plus, 2nd-seed in Mount Lebanon in boys Class AAAA needed double overtime to advance to Round Two.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, February 23rd
February 23, 2011
The trend of favorites moving on continued on the third day of the opening round of the 2011 WPIAL Basketball Playoffs. After a day's wait, 20 First Round games were played in Boys AAA and A and Girls AAAA and AA.

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WPIAL/City League Girls Basketball Standings
February 22, 2011
Here are the FINAL WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League girls basketball standings for the 2010-2011, February 21st, plus ALL THE FINAL PLAYOFF CLINCHINGS for the 2011 WPIAL Girls Basketball Playoffs. The standings will be updated daily throughout the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Weekly WPIAL girls roundball rankings are released each Monday during the regular season.

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WPIAL/City League Boys Basketball Standings
Here are the FINAL WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League boys basketball standings for the 2010-2011 season, plus the FINAL PLAYOFF CLINCHINGS for the 2011 WPIAL Boys Basketball Playoffs. The standings will be updated daily throughout the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Weekly WPIAL boys hoops rankings are released each Tuesday during the regular season.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Saturday, February 19th
February 19, 2011
Opening weekend of the Battle to the Bluff, the 2011 edition of the WPIAL Basketball Playoffs continued with plenty of Saturday afternoon action. Preliminary and First Round action in Boys AAAA, Boys AA, Girls AAA and Girls A helped end the first two days of the district postseason. Here are recaps from ALL of the games...which were all heard here on the MSA Sports Network.

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WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps for Friday, February 18th
February 18, 2011
The curtain lifted Friday night on a new Battle to the Bluff, the 2011 edition of the WPIAL Basketball Playoffs. Preliminary and First Round action in Boys AAA, Boys A, Girls AAAA and Girls AA helped lift the curtain on the district postseason. Here are recaps from ALL of the game, which were all heard here on the MSA Sports Network.

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WPIAL POSTPONES TUESDAY BASKETBALL PLAYOFF GAMES
February 17, 2011
The WPIAL has pulled the plug on a busy night of 20 district basketball playoff games because of the snow/ice storm that hit Western Pennsylvania Monday evening. Here is the statement issued Tuesday morning by the WPIAL.

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Scholastic Notebook – WPIAL Boys Basketball Playoff Preview
The 2011 boys' hoops district postseason tips off Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th with Preliminary Round and First Round action in all four classifications.

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Scholastic Notebook – WPIAL Girls Basketball Playoff Preview
The 2011 girls' roundball district postseason tips off Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th with Preliminary Round and First Round action in all four classifications. Mount Lebanon in AAAA, New Castle in AAA, Jeannette in AA and Vincentian Academy in A are all set to try to successfully defend their crowns. Here is a preview of the WPIAL Girls Basketball Playoffs.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Basketball Playoff Teams 2011
February 14, 2011
After ranking the top ten teams in each classification during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network SEEDS the 2011 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field. Seeding teams is different then ranking teams because the WPIAL avoids Preliminary and First Round matchups between teams in the same section. Thus the seedings don't equate into true rankings.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Boys Basketball Playoff Teams 2011
After ranking the top ten teams in each classification during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network SEEDS the 2011 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field. Seeding teams is different then ranking teams because the WPIAL avoids Preliminary and First Round matchups between teams in the same section. Thus the seedings don't equate into true rankings.

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