WPIAL basketball playoffs roundup for Feb. 28: East Allegheny, Gateway girls advance to finals

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 11:33 PM

The East Allegheny girls basketball team hasn't been to the WPIAL championship game since 1999.

Consider that streak over.

Behind 16 points for senior guard Amani Johnson, the second-seeded Wildcats defeated No. 3 Neshannock, 51-33, in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal game Wednesday at Fox Chapel.

East Allegheny (24-0), which defeated Carlynton in the 1999 Class 2A championship game, now will play No. 1 Bishop Canevin (19-4) at 11 a.m. Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Amaia Johnson had 11 points and Myla Bortoluzzi added 10 for the Wildcats.

Bella Burrelli scored 20 points for Neshannock (20-4).

Gateway 44, Chartiers Valley 42 — In the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals at Baldwin, Lexi Jackson scored 15 points and Mary Kromka added 12 as No. 7 Gateway (22-3) earned a spot in the title game.

The Gators will play No. 8 Oakland Catholic (17-8) in the finals at 3 p.m. Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Mackenzie Wagner had 13 points, and Megan McConnell scored 12 for the defending champion Colts (18-7), the No. 6 seed.

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