Basketball

Mount Lebanon, Montour, Greensburg CC & Lincoln Park All Settle for Silver in PIAA Boys Basketball Playoffs
March 27, 2011
There is plenty of silver to be found in Southwestern Pennsylvania following the state basketball championships at Penn State University. Mount Lebanon in AAAA, Montour in AAA, Greensburg Central Catholic in AA and Lincoln Park in A all lost in the state finals in Happy Valley, three of them fell to District 12 powers while Mount Lebanon lost to the District 1 champs.

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Imhotep Charter Rolls to Boys Class AA State Title Win Over GCC
March 26, 2011
Imohtep Charter won their second PIAA Class AA basketball champions and there was no double overtime this time as the Panthers smoked the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 67-34 on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. 10 different players scored for the Panthers as they exploded in the second half to claim the gold.

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Mount Lebanon Takes Chester To OT Before Falling in Boys AAAA Championship
In a game that some so-called experts said would be a rout, went to overtime as Chester prevailed, winning their 7th PIAA championship with a 72-60 victory over Mount Lebanon in the Boys Quad-A title game on Saturday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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PIAA Girls AAA, AA and A Championship Basketball Recaps
March 25, 2011
While the WPIAL has five teams, Mount Lebanon, Montour, Greensburg Central Catholic and Lincoln Park boys along with Mount Lebanon girls too a shot at state gold this weekend at Penn State University, there were three other state title games being played at the Bryce Jordan Center. Thus we have the recaps of the Girls Class AA, Girls Class A and Girls Class AAA PIAA championship contests.

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Mount Lebanon Makes State Quad A Girls History With Win Over Archbishop Carroll
The Mount Lebanon Blue Devils won their third straight PIAA Quad A Girls title with a hard fought 47-46 victory over the Archbishop Carroll Patriots on Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State.

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Philly MCS Charter Too Mighty for Lincoln Park in PIAA Boys A Finals
The Lincoln Park Leopards ran into a mighty buzz saw in the Philadelphia Math, Civics and Sciences Mighty Elephants on Friday afternoon in the PIAA Class A boys final at the Bryce Jordan Center, falling 70-55. The Elephants won their first ever PIAA title, led by Jeremiah Worthen as the super sophomore finished with 22 points.

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Scoring Drought Costs Montour as Spartans Fall in Class AAA Boys Title Game
For the first two plus quarters, Montour hung right with the defending state champions, but a seven plus minute scoring drought cost the Spartans a chance for the Class AAA title, falling to Neumann-Goretti 55-45 on Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Scholastic Notebook – 03/18/2011
March 18, 2011
The first two rounds of the state boys basketball tournament have showed the WPIAL is strong in Class AA. But flexing their muscles is nothing new for Class AA teams in the WPIAL. There are four teams left in the western region of the Class AA bracket and all four are WPIAL teams

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PIAA Boys Basketball Class AAAA Recaps for Wednesday, March 16th
March 16, 2011
WPIAL champion Gateway had there season come to an end on Wednesday night at North Allegheny High School as Mount Lebanon defeated the Gators 59-33.

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Scholastic Notebook – 03/11/2011
March 11, 2011
One top high school basketball player has returned from a concussion and another important player might be returning. West Mifflin senior C.J. Hester, who averages 18 points a game, played in a PIAA Class AAA play-in game Tuesday night and was a key factor in the Titans' 66-36 victory against Bradford. Hester had 17 points and 15 rebounds.

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Gateway, Montour, Monessen and Vincentian Win 2011 WPIAL Boys Basketball Titles
March 7, 2011
2011 turns into the yeaqr of virgin winners. With Gateway beating Chartiers Valley in Class AAAA, Montour beating top-seed South Fayette in Class AAA and Vincentian Academy taking care of Lincoln Park in Class A, championship weekend sees three school lift the golden ball for the first time in school history.

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Shaler, Blackhawk, Seton-LaSalle and North Catholic Are Golden Girls in 2011 WPIAL Girls Basketball
Mount Lebanon and Jeannette entered championship weekend searching for more gold. The Blue Devils won WPIAL AAAA crowns in 2009 and 2010 while the Jayhawks captured AA gold last winter. But there would be no repeats in 2011. Shaler knocked out Mount Lebanon to win their second girls title and first in 31 years.

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Battle AT The Bluff Blog
March 5, 2011
Blogs. They are here, there and everywhere. But if you want a recap from all the happenings from Championship Weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center, check out the below thoughts from all eight WPIAL championship games here on the MSA Sports Network. BOYS AAAA - Gateway vs Chartiers Valley (Don Rebel)

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Sweet 16 For North Catholic in Win Over Ft. Cherry for Girls Class A Girls Championship
It got a little scary but North Catholic picked up their 16th WPIAL championship with a 49-43 victory over Fort Cherry in the Girls Class A championship game. The final two minutes saw North Catholic struggle from the foul line, the Trojanettes went 11 of 22 for the game.

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Shaler Stuns Mount Lebanon to Win WPIAL Girls AAAA Title
Coming into Saturday nights WPIAL Girls Class AAAA title game, top-seed Mount Lebanon was poised to re-write the history books as they hoped to become only the third team in Quad A history to win three or more straight championships. But Shaler's titanic effort slammed the history book shut.

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Allderdice Dragons are the 2011 Pittsburgh City League Basketball Slayer, Sweeps Boys and Girls Titles
By winning both the boys and girls Pittsburgh City League basketball championships, Allderdice High School has proved that on the hardwood, 2011 was the Year of the Dragons.

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Blackhawk Back On Top In WPIAL Class AAA Girls With Win Over Ambridge
The Blackhawk Cougars picked up their fifth WPIAL Championship with a 63-49 victory over Section 2 rivals the Ambridge Bridgers on Saturday. Alexa Hayward led the way with 21 points for Cougars, who won their 12th straight game. Blackhawk shot 23 of 30 from the foul line to clinch the victory.

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Defense leads Gateway to Boys AAAA Gold Over Chartiers Valley
The Gateway Gators claimed their first ever WPIAL Boys Quad A title with a 58-43 win over the Char Valley Colts. Gateway shot 20 of 43 from the field as Tyler Scott led the way with 18 points.

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Greyhounds Golden as Monessen Knocks off Greensburg C.C. to Win Boys AA Hoops Title
The Greyhound is known as a race dog with great speed. Then it is appropriate that Monessen High School is nicknamed the Greyhounds, as they raced out to fast starts in both the first and second halves which keyed a 63-43 victory over top-seed Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class AA title game at Duquesne University.

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Revenge is Golden as Seton-LaSalle Crushes Jeannette in WPIAL Girls AA Finals
March 4, 2011
Sometime, a championship is won because of the outstanding efforts of the teams

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