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PIAA basketball opponents revealed

The PIAA basketball playoff brackets are due out Sunday afternoon but here is a look at the matchups for the 22 D-10 teams left.

Boys
Class A
Friday
10-1 West Middlesex vs. 7-4 North Catholic
10-2 Kennedy Catholic vs. 7-2 Cornell
10-3 VisionQuest vs. 6-1 Northern Cambria

Class AA
Saturday
10-1 Mercyhurst Prep vs. 7-6 Shady Side Academy
10-2 North East vs. 7-4 Greensburg Central Catholic
10-3 Lakeview vs. 7-1 Beaver Falls

Class AAA
Friday
10-1 General McLane vs. 7-6 Central Valley or 9-2 Punxsutawney
10-2 Warren vs. 7-2 Hampton
10-3 Hickory vs. 7-1 New Castle

Class AAAA
Tuesday
10-2 Strong Vincent vs. 7-4 Shaler
Saturday
10-1 Cathedral Prep vs. 7-3 Butler or 8-2 Obama Academy
If Strong Vincent advances
10-2 Strong Vincent vs. 8-1 Allderdice

Girls
Class A
Saturday
10-1 Kennedy Catholic vs. 7-4 Riverview
10-2 Conneaut Valley vs. 7-2 North Catholic
10-3 Saegertown vs. 6-1 Bishop Guilfoyle

Class AA
Friday
10-1 Villa Maria vs. 7-6 Avonworth
10-2 Girard vs. 7-4 Steel Valley
10-3 Greenville vs. 7-1 Seton-La Salle

Class AAA
Saturday
10-1 Franklin vs. 7-6 South Fayette or 9-2 St. Marys
10-2 Hickory vs. 7-2 South Park
10-3 Mercyhurst Prep vs. 7-1 Hopewell

Class AAAA
Tuesday
10-2 Central Tech vs. 7-4 Baldwin
Friday
10-1 McDowell vs. 7-3 Upper St. Clair or 8-2 Obama Academy
If Central Tech advances
10-2 Central Tech vs. 8-1 Allderdice

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Basketball

2 Responses to PIAA basketball opponents revealed

  1. dave says:

    with gas prices soaring, why bother with the charade of having Hampton travel to North Allegheny (10 miles?) to face Warren? It’s a waste of money to have them fire up a bus, just have Warren play them at Hampton. We’re traveling a good 125 miles anyways? Why not 10 more? Given that their both #2 seeds, as well?

  2. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Dave,
    Solid comment. I agree the travel is ridiculous. The only thing I can think of in this situation is Hampton is considered the home team because they are on the top side of the bracket. That means the game has to be in District 7. I believe North Allegheny is the northern-most site in D-7 so it doesn’t work out well for Warren.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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