PIAA announces sites, times for Friday’s state basketball semifinals

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 1:27 PM

The PIAA chose Norwin as host site for the rematch of New Castle and Gateway, one of two all-WPIAL pairings in the state basketball semifinals.

They’ll meet at 7 p.m. Friday with the winner advancing to Hershey. New Castle defeated Gateway by 10 points when they played Feb. 28 in the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals.

The other matchup Friday with two WPIAL teams pairs North Catholic and Freedom in Class 3A girls. They’ve already met three times this season and North Catholic won them all, including 48-43 in the WPIAL finals.

The semifinals on Friday are for Class 6A, 3A and 2A girls, and 5A, 4A and A boys. The other six semifinals, with still undetermined matchups, are Saturday.

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Friday’s semifinal games

Class 6A girls

1-1 Plymouth Whitemarsh (29-0) vs. 3-3 Cedar Cliff (28-1) at Garden Spot, 7 p.m.

3-1 Central Dauphin (23-4) vs. 7-1 Mt. Lebanon (26-1) at Altoona, 6 p.m.

Class 5A boys

1-1 Chester (21-3) vs. 12-1 Imhotep Charter (26-4) at TBD

7-2 New Castle (26-2) vs. 7-4 Gateway (18-6) at Norwin, 7 p.m.

Class 4A boys

12-1 Neumann Goretti (21-4) vs. 2-1 Dallas (25-3) at Bethlehem Freedom, 7 p.m.

12-5 Archbishop Carroll (15-10) vs. 7-1 Quaker Valley (26-0) at Bald Eagle, 6 p.m.

Class 3A girls

12-1 Neumann-Goretti (15-9) vs. 12-2 Imhotep Charter (16-9) at Archbishop Wood, 6 p.m.

7-1 North Catholic (22-5) vs. 7-2 Freedom (21-5) at North Hills, 7 p.m.

Class 2A girls

4-3 Mt. Carmel (23-5) vs. 4-1 Southern Columbia (28-1) at Shamokin, 6 p.m.

7-1 Neshannock (27-2) vs. 6-3 Bellwood Antis (24-6) at Armstrong, 7 p.m.

Class A boys

11-1 Nativity BVM (22-6) vs. 4-1 St. John Neumann (25-3) at Shamokin, 7:30 p.m.

7-1 Bishop Canevin (23-4) vs. 9-1 Elk County (25-5) at Clarion University, 7:30 p.m.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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