Basketball

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
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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The Hampton boys basketball team swarms senior Liam Mignogna after his winning basket as time expired against Knoch on Jan. 12.
As playoff run ends, Hampton takes pride in special season
One day after Hampton’s boys basketball season came to an end, Joe Lafko contemplated the Talbots’ memorable journey.

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Joseph Roth
Ellwood City multi-sport star Joseph Roth makes college choice
Joesph Roth, one of the most unique multi-sport athletes in WPIAL history, has made his college choice.

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Blackhawk’s Aubree Hupp drives to the basket against North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Mar. 2, 2024, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA Class 4A girls basketball championship preview: Blackhawk vs. Scranton Prep
March 22, 2024
PIAA Class 4A girls basketball championship

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates with Meleek Thomas as time expires in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Hampton on Thurday, Feb. 29, 2024, at Pitt.
PIAA Class 4A boys basketball championship preview: Lincoln Park vs. Archbishop Carroll
March 20, 2024
Lincoln Park is making a return trip to Hershey, where the team hopes to celebrate a second straight state title behind the talented tandem of Brandin Cummings and Meleek Thomas.

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Aliquippa’s Quentin Goode scores against Fort Cherry’s Corey Bouchelle during a PIAA Class 2A semifinal on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania boys high school basketball rankings for March 20, 2024
The PIAA boys basketball championships are set as 12 teams have completed the Road to Hershey and will play for state gold Thursday through Saturday.

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti scores during the 2023 PIAA Class 4A championship game against Lansdale Catholic.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania girls high school basketball rankings for March 20, 2024
The Road to Hershey is complete as 12 girls basketball teams are headed to Chocolate Town to play for a state championship.

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Lincoln Park’s Rhaki Lum steal the ball from Hampton’s Robert Coll during a PIAA Class 4A semifinal game Monday at North Allegheny High School.
Road to Hershey: 4 WPIAL boys basketball teams still in hunt for state gold
For the second straight year, the WPIAL will send four district teams to Hershey to play for a state basketball championship.

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The 1997 Franklin Regional boys basketball team.
Franklin Regional playoff run rekindles memories of ‘perfect storm’ 1997 team
Rob Greenleaf called it a “perfect storm,” his 1997 Franklin Regional boys basketball team that made the state finals in Hershey.

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McKeesport players huddle up as Cathedral Prep celebrates after their PIAA Class 5A semifinal Tuesday, March 19, 2024.
Cathedral Prep puts wraps on McKeesport in Class 5A semifinals
March 19, 2024
McKeesport’s girls basketball team has prided itself on defense all season long, and it maintained its tenacity without the ball Tuesday night in a PIAA Class 5A semifinal matchup against Cathedral Prep.

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Blackhawk’s Aubree Hupp
Blackhawk knocks off undefeated Wyomissing to make return trip to PIAA finals
ALTOONA – Blackhawk sophomore forward Aubree Hupp and Wyomissing junior post player Amaya Stewart had to carry much of the load offensively while both sides struggled to make shots during their PIAA Class 4A girls basketball semifinal Tuesday at the Altoona High School Fieldhouse.

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Franklin Regional head coach Jesse Reed talks with Cooper Rankin, Fin Hutchison and Connor Crossey during their PIAA Class 5A second round state playoff game against Selinsgrove on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024, at Altoona.
Franklin Regional coach Reed comes full circle with state title game vs. Imhotep Charter
Franklin Regional ripped off the band-aid from its WPIAL boys basketball championship loss to Moon and promptly avenged the defeat with a 60-43 win over the Tigers in Monday’s PIAA Class 5A semifinals.

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