Basketball

Aislin Malcolm led Chartiers Valley with 19 points Wednesday night.
Chartiers Valley tops Hollidaysburg to win WPIAL-record 57th straight game
March 11, 2020
When Hollidaysburg jumped out to a quick lead against Chartiers Valley on Wednesday in a PIAA Class 5A girls basketball second-round playoff game, there was no panic by the Colts.

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Bryce Epps led South Allegheny with 25 points Wednesday night.
Richland shuts down South Allegheny in PIAA Class 3A second-round matchup
South Allegheny played catch-up throughout its PIAA Class 3A second-round game Wednesday night.

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Belle Vernon’s Jared Hartman reacts after a four-overtime loss to Lancaster Catholic in a PIAA Class 4A second-round playoff game March 10, 2020.
Despite heart-breaking ending, Belle Vernon boys basketball proud of effort
After 48 minutes of basketball, Belle Vernon senior forward Jared Hartman was so emotionally wrung out and exhausted, he collapsed to the court and just sat there in a daze.

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Grove City’s Kade Persinger takes on offensive foul from Highlands’ Luke Cochran during their PIAA Class 4A second round state playoff game Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Despite loss in PIAA 2nd round, Highlands boys basketball proves it has arrived
All seasons must come to an end. For the Highlands boys basketball team, its storybook season concluded Tuesday night against Grove City in the second round of the PIAA Class 4A playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch (32) looks for a pass during their WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Bethel Park at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Girls basketball sites, times: North Allegheny, Bethel Park travel to Bellefonte for PIAA quarterfinals
WPIAL finalists North Allegheny and Bethel Park will play on the same floor Friday night, one after the other as part of a PIAA girls basketball doubleheader at Bald Eagle in Bellefonte.

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Cornell’s Je’Avontae King Walden (4) and Blaine Sams (15) defend against Saltsburg’s Dylian Palmer (3) during a PIAA Class A first-round game Friday, March 6, 2020, at Kiski High.
Boys basketball sites, times: PIAA schedules quarterfinal doubleheader at Hempfield
The PIAA scheduled a boys basketball quarterfinal doubleheader Friday night at Hempfield involving two WPIAL Class A teams.

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Mt. Lebanon boys basketball coach Joe David calls a play during a game against Upper St. Clair.
Mt. Lebanon says it won’t play PIAA tournament game vs. Eastern Pa. team because of coronavirus
Mt. Lebanon School District administrators, concerned about coronavirus, informed the PIAA that its boys basketball team wouldn’t participate in Wednesday night’s playoff game against Eastern Pa. opponent Cheltenham.

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Tim Tyree coached Vincentian Academy in an emotional PIAA playoff loss Tuesday night.
Scheduled to close, Vincentian Academy ends basketball season with emotional PIAA loss
This was the teary-eyed postgame talk that coach Tim Tyree dreaded, one that he and his Vincentian Academy players tried to delay for as long as possible.

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Zaier Harrison led Cornell with 15 points Tuesday night.
High school roundup for March 10, 2020: Cornell shocks No. 1 Elk County Catholic
March 10, 2020
Cornell’s talented trio of 1,000-point scorers isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.

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More PIAA playoff factoids as the 2nd round continues Wednesday
Everybody wants a second chance.

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Mohawk’s Hannah McDanel drives to the basket against Carlynton’s Jada Lee during their PIAA Class 3A second round state playoff game Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Mohawk girls keep historic season going with win over Carlynton
The Mohawk girls basketball team continues to write new chapters in its historic season.

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Highlands’ Korry Myers walks from the court, as Grove City celebrates after time expired in their PIAA Class 4A second round state playoff game Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Grove City stuns Highlands in PIAA second round
Just a few weeks after winning its first WPIAL championship since 1995, Highlands’ postseason run came to an end Tuesday night at North Allegheny High School.

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Belle Vernon’s Jared Hartman and his teammates react after losing to Lancaster Catholic, 84-82, in four overtimes in a PIAA game Tuesday, March 11, 2020.
Lancaster Catholic outlasts Belle Vernon in 4OT epic
ALTOONA — Lancaster Catholic won’t get to re-watch the last portion of its insane PIAA second-round win, and it’s unfortunate.

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto (10) tries to keep Freeport’s Melaina Dezort (34) and Sidney Shemanski (left) at bay in the WPIAL basketball playoffs Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
Westmoreland PIAA basketball capsule for March 11, 2020
Today’s game

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto (middle) celebrates with teammate Erika Sherbondy (right) after defeating Freeport 54-52 in the WPIAL Class 4A basketball playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Community support swells for Southmoreland girls hoops
Carson’s Catering in Scottdale welcomed the Southmoreland girls basketball team in for a buffet dinner after Saturday’s PIAA playoff win — the first in the state postseason for the Scotties.

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Samantha Clark (30) helped Freeport lead Class 4A power North Catholic for more than a half in the PIAA playoffs Saturday.
George Guido: Freeport coach shows grace in PIAA loss to North Catholic
When you feel you see history unfolding before your eyes, your mind can go in many different directions.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo and OLSH’s Jake DiMichele.
Thomas Jefferson’s DeAngelo, OLSH’s DiMichele named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for February
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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‘Most spectators’ barred from Ohio high school events over coronavirus concerns; Conn. cancels tournaments
Facing concerns about coronavirus, state high school associations across the country are deciding whether to alter their postseason plans.

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Butler’s Mattix Clement scores against Upper St. Clair’s Ethan Dahlem (3) and Luke Gensler during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
PIAA moves Butler-Upper St. Clair boys basketball game to Robert Morris
The PIAA has relocated the boys basketball playoff game between Butler and Upper St. Clair to Robert Morris’s UPMC Events Center.

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Major turnover in TribHSSN’s Class 5A boys basketball state rankings
March 9, 2020
Every ranked team in classes 6A, 4A, 3A, 2A and A from last week’s Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings were winners in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.

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