Matchups set for PIAA boys basketball quarterfinals

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 10:27 AM

The few games that made up the first round of the 2021 PIAA boys basketball playoffs are complete, putting teams where they were last year when the state postseason was first suspended, then later canceled because of the global pandemic.

So the district champion-only shorter version of the PIAA playoffs continues this year with state quarterfinal games on Friday and Saturday.

All of the WPIAL champions received a first-round bye and will host quarterfinal games Friday and Saturday.

Here’s a look at the matchups for the PIAA boys basketball quarterfinals:

Class 6A


Saturday’s schedule

Abington at Lower Merion winner, bye

Archbishop Wood at William Allen, 1 p.m.

Scranton at Reading, 1 p.m.

Erie at Upper St. Clair, 2 p.m.

Class 5A


Friday’s schedule

Crestwood at Chester, 7 p.m.

Bangor at Archbishop Ryan, 7:30 p.m.

Central Mountain at Lower Dauphin, 7 p.m.

Cathedral Prep at New Castle, 6:30 p.m.

Class 4A


Friday’s schedule

Danville at Middletown, 7 p.m.

Allentown Central Catholic at Archbishop Carroll, 6 p.m.

Clearfield at Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.

Johnstown at Hickory, 7 p.m.

Class 3A


Saturday’s schedule

Lancaster Catholic vs. Math, Civics & Science at Cardinal O’Hara, noon

Executive Education Charter at Loyalsock Township, 1 p.m.

Brookville at Ellwood City, 1 p.m.

Franklin at Bishop Guilfoyle, 3 p.m.

Class 2A


Saturday’s schedule

Bristol vs. Constitution at St. Joseph’s Prep, noon

Old Forge at Lancaster Mennonite, 7 p.m.

Karns City at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 1 p.m.

Portage at Kennedy Catholic, 1 p.m.

Class A


Friday’s schedule

Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian vs. LaAcademia Charter at Lancaster Catholic, 7 p.m.

St. John Neumann at Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary, 7 p.m.

Berlin-Brothersvalley at Bishop Canevin, 6:30 p.m.

Bishop Carroll at Clarion, 7 p.m.

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