PIAA releases sites, times for 1st round of 2024 girls state basketball playoffs

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Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 2:58 PM


The brackets are set for the 2024 PIAA girls basketball state playoffs with first-round games scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

There are 37 girls teams from the WPIAL ready to battle on the Road to Hershey.

Since the expansion to six classifications seven years ago, six District 7 girls basketball teams have won PIAA championships. The only year the district did not have a girls basketball state champion was in 2017. There were no PIAA champions when the tournament was canceled due to covid-19 in 2020.

There were multiple WPIAL winners in the state finals only once, in 2019.

The “modern day” WPIAL girls basketball champions in the PIAA were Mars in 2018, Chartiers Valley and Peters Township in 2019, North Allegheny in 2021, Neshannock in 2022 and Union last winter.

Here are the “western region” first-round matchups for this year’s tournament.

PIAA girls basketball playoffs

First round

Class 6A

Friday’s games

William Penn (16-10) at Norwin (21-3), 6 p.m.

Chartiers Valley (16-8) at Altoona (20-4), 7:30 p.m.

Peters Township (23-2) at Lebanon (22-3), 6 p.m.

Northeastern York (23-3) at Spring-Ford (21-5), 7 p.m.

Erie (17-7) at North Allegheny (22-3), 6 p.m.

Emmaus (17-11) at Lansdale North Penn (22-4), 7 p.m.

Kennett (18-9) at Central Dauphin (22-3), 7 p.m.

Garnet Valley (21-5) at Easton (24-3), 7 p.m.

Class 5A

Saturday’s games

Red Land (12-14) at South Fayette (18-8), 2 p.m.

Oakland Catholic (24-2) at Susquehanna Township (23-2), 1 p.m.

Trinity (20-6) vs. Cathedral Prep (19-3) at Hagerty Family Events Center, Erie, 6 p.m.

Lincoln Park (22-4) at Northern York (24-2), 2 p.m.

Palmyra (18-8) at Armstrong (21-5), 1 p.m.

Manheim Central (17-9) at Hollidaysburg (22-3), 2:30 p.m.

Indiana (19-7) at York Suburban (23-1), 4 p.m.

West York (18-8) at McKeesport (21-4), 1 p.m.

Class 4A

Saturday’s games

Conneaut (16-9) at North Catholic (17-7), 1 p.m.

Elizabeth Forward (22-3) at Warren (20-5), 1 p.m.

Neumann-Goretti (18-6) at Blue Mountain (22-5), 3 p.m.

George Washington Carver Engineering & Science (8-10) at Wyomissing (25-0), 1 p.m.

Highlands (18-7) at St. Mary’s (21-5), 4 p.m.

Harbor Creek (14-10) at Blackhawk (22-3), 1 p.m.

Laurel Highlands (20-4) at Johnstown (12-12), 3 p.m.

Knoch (15-11) at Fairview (20-5), 1 p.m.

Class 3A

Friday’s games

River Valley (20-7) vs. Shady Side Academy (24-2) at Avonworth, 6 p.m.

Keystone Oaks (18-7) at Northwestern (21-4), 6 p.m.

Beaver Falls (16-8) at Westmont-Hilltop (19-4), 7 p.m.

Seton LaSalle (15-10) at Karns City (18-8), 7 p.m.

Pequea Valley (21-4) at Forest Hills (24-3), 7 p.m.

Wilmington (20-5) at Avonworth (22-2), 7:30 p.m.

Neshannock (18-8) at Chestnut Ridge (13-12), 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (17-9) at Mercyhurst Prep (21-3), 7 p.m.

Class 2A

Friday’s games

Bellwood-Antis (15-10) at Greensburg Central Catholic (20-6), 7 p.m.

West Middlesex (19-5) at Moniteau (18-6), 7 p.m.

South Side (15-11) at Maplewood (21-4), 7 p.m.

Rochester (17-8) vs. Everett (18-7) at Bedford, 7 p.m.

Clairton (19-6) at Redbank Valley (20-5), 7 p.m.

Bishop McCort (24-2) at Serra Catholic (21-5), 7 p.m.

Aliquippa (22-4) at Portage (23-3), 7 p.m

Fort Cherry (19-7) at Kennedy Catholic (20-4), 7 p.m.

Winchester Thurston (11-15) at Marion Center (20-5), 7 p.m.

Class A

Saturday’s games

Port Allegany (19-7) at Union (19-5), 1 p.m.

Northern Bedford (16-9) at Ridgway (20-6), 2 p.m.

DuBois Central Catholic (14-11) vs. Jamestown (7-15) at Mercer, 1 p.m.

Riverview (16-8) at Bishop Guilfoyle (24-3), 3 p.m.

Clarion (14-12) vs. Berlin-Brothersvalley (21-5) at Pitt-Johnstown, 4 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy (23-2) at St. Joseph (21-4), 1 p.m.

Aquinas Academy (17-7) vs. Williamsburg (24-3) at Claysburg-Kimmel, 3 p.m.

Monessen (19-6) at Elk County Catholic (25-2), 5:30 p.m.

2024 PIAA boys basketball first-round pairings

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