WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams qualify for PIAA playoffs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 10:47 PM

While district basketball gold is being determined this weekend at Pitt, the Road to Hershey is scheduled to tip off next weekend.

The WPIAL will send a handful of teams from each class into the PIAA postseason field, ranging from five teams to seven teams.

While all four semifinalists have clinched state playoff berths, some teams that fell in the quarterfinals have clinched or will learn their fate this weekend.

Once again this season, the district is using the follow-the-winner format to determine some of the representatives.

Classes with five qualifiers, the four semifinalists and the team that loses to the champion in the quarterfinals qualify.

Classes with six qualifiers, the four semifinalists and the two teams that lost to the finalists in the quarterfinals qualify.

Classes with seven qualifiers, the four semifinalists, the two teams that lost to the finalists in the quarterfinals and the team that lost to the team in the quarterfinals that lost to the team in the semifinals of the eventual champion.

Here is the list of teams that have qualified for the PIAA playoffs through Thursday with updates on Class 3A and A boys and Class 2A girls.

The number next to the class is the number of WPIAL teams that will participate in the PIAA playoffs.

The number in front of the team is the seed that team will be from the WPIAL.

Boys Class 6A (5)


Mt. Lebanon



If Butler wins, Upper St. Clair is in; If Mt. Lebanon wins, Fox Chapel is in.

Boys Class 5A (6)



Chartiers Valley

Penn Hills


Franklin Regional

Boys Class 4A (5)

New Castle

Quaker Valley



If New Castle wins, Ringgold is in; If Quaker Valley wins, Knoch is in.

Boys Class 3A (7)

1. Lincoln Park

2. North Catholic

3. Seton LaSalle

4. Aliquippa

5. Beaver Falls

6. Deer Lakes

7. Washington

Boys Class 2A (6)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Serra Catholic

South Side

Sewickley Academy



Boys Class A (6)

1. Nazareth Prep

2. Vincentian Academy

3. Cornell

4. Monessen

5. Union

6. Leechburg

Girls Class 6A (5)

Peters Township

North Allegheny

Bethel Park


If Peters Township wins, Fox Chapel is in; If North Allegheny wins, Upper St. Clair is in.

Girls Class 5A (5)

Chartiers Valley

Thomas Jefferson

Penn Hills

Oakland Catholic

If Chartiers Valley wins, Trinity is in; If Thomas Jefferson wins, Gateway is in.

Girls Class 4A (7)

North Catholic

Central Valley

Elizabeth Forward


Keystone Oaks


If North Catholic wins, Quaker Valley is in; If Central Valley wins, Southmoreland is in.

Girls Class 3A (6)


Shady Side Academy


South Park



Girls Class 2A (6)

1. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

2. Brentwood

3. Bishop Canevin

4. Laurel

5. Serra Catholic

6. Winchester Thurston

Girls Class A (6)

West Greene


Vincentian Academy

Quigley Catholic

Sewickley Academy


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