Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 7

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 11:12 PM

There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

They expanded from two days to three days and from eight boys and girls finals to a dozen championship games. The district also switched venues, moving from the Palumbo Center at Duquesne to the Petersen Events Center on the Pitt campus.

Bigger and better has led to some fantastic championship moments over the course of the just completed decade. So as we prepare for the first finals of the 20s, here is a look back with a countdown of the top 10 WPIAL boys and girls basketball championship games from the last 10 years.

Girls No. 7 — Thrilling three-peat

Bishop Canevin was the two-time defending WPIAL girls basketball champion and had outscored its opponents by 374 points and won by an average of 13 points per game in 2018.

They were being challenged by the new kids on the block, an East Allegheny team trying to win its first district crown that was a perfect 24-0 entering the title game at The Pete.

What followed was an exciting Saturday morning title game that had runs and big shots until the buzzer sounded and perfection was defeated by a three-peat.

Click below for HSSN’s recap with highlights.

Bishop Canevin 56, East Allegheny 52

Previous Top 10:

Boys No. 8 – Panthers survive

Girls No. 8 – High flying Hawks

Boys No. 9 – A Royals flush

Girls No. 9 – Surprise bolt

Boys No. 10 – Hat trick

Girls No. 10 – Ram tough

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