Basketball

Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds drives to the basket against Fox Chapel’s Alex Blaylock on Jan. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 19, 2021: Chartiers Valley, New Castle square off
January 18, 2021
There have been 10 possible play dates in the 2020-2021 WPIAL boys basketball season, and the number of teams without a loss keeps dwindling.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Jan. 18, 2021
At Thomas Jefferson, football is king. It is also the prince, duke, count and baron in Jaguars country.

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Knoch girls start fast, roll past rival Freeport
The Knoch girls basketball team scored the first eight points in Monday’s Section 1-4A contest with rival Freeport at Freeport Middle School.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for week ending Jan. 17, 2021
January 17, 2021
The Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils were the queens of Class AAAA girls basketball when they captured three straight PIAA championship in 2009, ‘10 and ‘11.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for week ending Jan. 17, 2021
Three times this century, the Burgettstown girls basketball program began the season with a 3-0 record.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page pulls down a rebound against Moon on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
What to watch in WPIAL sports Jan. 18, 2021: Chartiers Valley girls chasing history
History could be made Monday night as the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team tries to set the PIAA record for most consecutive victories.

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Highlands’ Carter Leri blocks a shot by Mars’ Anthony Vargo during their game on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
Winter sports season heats up this week on Trib HSSN
The TribLive High School Sports Network will spend the second half of January on the basketball court, the ice, the mats and the pool.

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Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 and 2013 Female Athlete of the Year.
Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough featured in Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
Through the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the Rebel Yell podcast will feature chats with some of the top WPIAL athletes from the first 20 years of this century.

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Quaker Valley’s Bailey Garbee moves upcourt during a game against Keystone Oaks last season.
Quaker Valley girls basketball hopes to build on signature win over section rival
The Quaker Valley girls basketball team has great expectations this year.

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Penn-Trafford’s Maura Suman is fouled by Sto-Rox’s Asia Harper on Dec. 11.
Off to good start, Penn-Trafford girls basketball in middle of tough stretch of schedule
When Penn-Trafford girls basketball coach John Giannikas talked about his team prior to the start of season Dec. 9, he felt confident his squad could compete in Section 1-6A.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds runs up court after hitting a 3-pointer against West Allegheny last season.
High school roundup for Jan. 16, 2021: Chartiers Valley boys continue sizzling start
January 16, 2021
Brayden Reynolds scored 25 points and Chartiers Valley stayed undefeated with an 88-81 victory over North Allegheny in a nonsection matchup of top WPIAL teams Saturday night in the MLK Showcase at North Allegheny.

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Hempfield’s Michael Hosni Penn Trafford’s Nick Crum Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Penn Trafford High School.
WPIAL boys basketball rankings: Week ending Jan. 16, 2021
Class 6A

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Southmoreland’s Maddie Moore battles Mt. Pleasant’s Kaycee Leech for a loose ball during their game on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL girls basketball rankings: Week ending Jan. 16, 2021
Class 6A

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Derry girls coach Gene Brisbane remembers when the WPIAL allowed every team into the 1984 playoffs, as it will this season.
WPIAL coaches have mixed feelings about open basketball playoffs
Yes, we’re open.

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Fox Chapel’s Domenica Delaney drives to the basket against Mars’ Olivia Donnelly during their game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Fox Chapel girls basketball team shows resolve
After suffering a pair of disappointing losses and some crucial injuries earlier this season, the Fox Chapel girls basketball team persevered for their first victory of the season Jan. 12 when they took down Section 2-5A foe Hampton, 58-49.

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Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan works against Chartiers Valley’s Garrett Alauzen during their game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Fox Chapel boys are looking to rediscover their defensive identity
In recent years, the Fox Chapel boys basketball team has shaped its identity around success on the defensive end.

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North Allegheny’s Greg Habib drives to the basket between Seneca Valley defenders during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Seneca Valley High School.
Now healthy, Habib steps into new role for North Allegheny
Greg Habib’s junior season ended early last winter when a player fell into his leg at Seneca Valley’s gym, forced his knee inward and injured his medial collateral ligament.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm drives to the basket past Moon’s Kayla Leseck during their game on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley girls quietly tie longest winning streak in state basketball history
There were a couple of high fives when the clock reached zeroes Friday night but nothing more than usual as Chartiers Valley wrapped up a 53-point section win over Moon.

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Seneca Valley’s Cole Brooks scored 29 points against Butler on Friday night.
High school roundup for Jan. 15, 2021: Seneca Valley knocks off No. 2 Butler
Cole Brooks scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help Seneca Valley knock off No. 2 Butler in Section 1-6A boys basketball Friday night.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins pressures Seneca Valley’s Connor Lyczek next to Greg Habib during their game on Jan. 12.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 16, 2021: North Allegheny hosts MLK showcase
January 15, 2021
A tradition that was started by Woodland Hills officials a few years ago will continue this weekend at North Allegheny.

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