Basketball

Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey celebrates after defeating South Allegheny in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
The stage is set for the final weekend of high school basketball in the 2022 season as the top 12 boys hoops teams descend on the Giant Center in Hershey in an attempt to win state gold.

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St. Joseph’s Gia Richter steals the ball during a game against Apollo-Ridge on Jan. 19.
After postseason upset, St. Joseph girls eager to build
While St. Joseph’s girls basketball team didn’t achieve the ultimate WPIAL prize of a district basketball title, it did pull off the win of the postseason.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele scores over Fort Cherry’s Dylan Roger in the first half during the WPIAL Class A championships Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 21, 2002
March 21, 2022
As a junior in 2021, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart guard Jake DiMichele averaged more than 30 points in leading the Chargers to another WPIAL and a PIAA championship in what was a perfect season.

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Bishop Canevin’s Amari Evans dunks against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 21, 2022
In a one-week span last March, the Bishop Canevin boys basketball team went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.

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Burrell’s Tucker Bitar drives to the basket against North Catholic.
Burrell boys coach encouraged by breakthrough season
Burrell boys basketball’s impressive turnaround has surprised a lot of people around the WPIAL.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor works against Bethel Park’s Emma Dziezgowski during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022
Down through the years, there are plenty of examples of elite WPIAL basketball players who kicked it into another gear in their final high school postseason as their outstanding scholastic careers were winding down.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey scores against South Allegheny’s Ethan Kirkwood during their PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Highlands High School.
This week on Trib HSSN: March 21-27, 2022
The transition becomes official in both seasons and scholastic sports as we move from the conclusion of winter sports to the start of spring sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay (center) celebrates with Addilae Watts (left) and Aaralyn Nogay after defeating OLSH in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: March 20, 2022
Before this season, the PIAA playoffs started a week after the district championships were played.

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Fox Chapel’s Jake DeMotte had 19 points in Saturday’s loss.
Fox Chapel falls to Archbishop Wood in PIAA semifinals
March 19, 2022
Fox Chapel’s run in the PIAA boys basketball playoffs fell just short of a trip to Hershey.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page (11) competes against McKeesport during the PIAA Class 5A semifinals March 19, 2022, at Peters Township.
Chartiers Valley tops McKeesport, returns to PIAA girls basketball finals
Sometimes experience just matters and will conquer all, especially when it comes to the PIAA girls basketball playoffs.

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The Freedom girls basketball team reacts after shocking the state’s No. 1-ranked team, North Catholic, 46-39, in the PIAA Class 3A semifinals March 18, 2022, at North Hills.
Freedom stuns WPIAL champion North Catholic to earn trip to PIAA basketball finals
March 18, 2022
As Freedom girls basketball coach John Kaercher would have it, “These dogs had their day.”

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels celebrates next to Wil Dunda during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game against Hickory on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Leetsdale.
High school roundup for March 18, 2022: Quaker Valley advances to PIAA finals
Quaker Valley rallied from an eight-point fourth quarter deficit to advance to the state title game for the second time in school history after a 67-60 win over Archbishop Carroll in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Friday night.

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OLSH’s Dawson Summers blocks the shot of Fort Cherry’s Adam Wolfe during the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball final on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 19, 2022: Teams chasing PIAA finals berths
Welcome to Semifinals Saturday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Fox Chapel’s JP Dockey drives upcourt against Allderdice’s Ethan Anish during their PIAA Class 6A second-round playoff game Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Peters Twp. High School.
PIAA boys basketball preview capsule: Fox Chapel vs. Archbishop Wood, Saturday, March 19, 2022
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Neshannock’s Mairan Haggerty celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against OLSH during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 18, 2022: Basketball semifinals tip off
March 17, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Friday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels celebrates with Markus Frank during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game against Hickory on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley rises to top of Trib 10 basketball power rankings
For the second week in a row, there is a change at the top of the boys and girls Trib 10 power rankings, and the field of district teams still alive for state gold continues to dwindle.

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North Catholic’s Tori Drevna shoots a 3-pointer next to Freedom’s Shaye Bailey during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA semifinal games to be broadcast on Trib HSSN
The PIAA basketball playoffs have reached the final four this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley head coach Tim McConnell celebrates with Perri Page and Aislin Malcolm during their Section 1-5A game against Moon on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
PIAA reveals sites, times for state basketball semifinals
Peters Township will host a PIAA semifinal Saturday between the Chartiers Valley and McKeesport girls, one of four all-WPIAL pairings in the final four of the state basketball tournament.

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Bishop Canevin’s Trey Champine scores past Union defenders during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
We have seen in the past, complete turmoil takes over this time of year when it comes to the state rankings with so many head-to-head clashes.

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Brooke Evans and McKeesport teammates watch as time expires Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in the PIAA Class 5A quarterfinals against Moon.
McKeesport in PIAA semifinals for 1st time since ’98 after defeating Moon
The McKeesport and Moon girls basketball teams had a lot of similarities ahead of their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal matchup Wednesday night.

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