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PIAA first-round basketball schedule finalized

PIAA first round
Friday, March 8
Class A boys
At Farrell High School
10-1 Kennedy Catholic vs. 7-4 Lincoln Park, 7 p.m.
At Plum High School
10-2 Cochranton vs. 7-2 Clairton, 7:30 p.m.
At Clarion’s Tippin Gymnasium
10-3 Eisenhower vs. 9-1 Johnsonburg, 8 p.m.
Class AAA boys
At Edinboro’s McComb Fieldhouse
10-1 General McLane vs. 7-5 Thomas Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.
At Gannon’s Hammermill Center
10-2 Girard vs. 7-3 Mars, 8 p.m.
At Baldwin High School
10-3 Strong Vincent vs. 7-2 Chartiers Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Class AA girls
At Gannon’s Hammermill Center
10-1 North East vs. 7-7 McGuffey, 6:30 p.m.
At Edinboro’s McComb Fieldhouse
10-2 General McLane vs. 7-4 Jeannette, 6 p.m.
At Clarion’s Tippin Gymnasium
10-3 Sharpsville vs. 9-1 Brookville, 5 p.m.
Class AAAA girls
At Gannon’s Hammermill Center
10-1 McDowell vs. 7-3 Gateway, 5 p.m.

Note: If Gannon hosts the PSAC tournament Friday, the tripleheader will move to Penn State Behrend.

Saturday, March 9
Class AA boys
At Slippery Rock’s Morrow Field House
10-2 Lakeview vs. 7-4 Quaker Valley, 6 p.m.
10-1 West Middlesex vs. 7-7 Jeannette, 7:30 p.m.
At Clarion’s Tippin Gymnasium
10-3 Mercyhurst Prep vs. 9-1 Brockway, 7:30 p.m.
Class AAAA boys
At General McLane High School
10-1 Cathedral Prep vs. 7-3 Seneca Valley, 7 p.m.
Class A girls
At Slippery Rock’s Morrow Field House
10-1 Kennedy Catholic vs. 7-4 North Catholic, 3 p.m.
At Gateway High School
10-2 Cochranton vs. 7-2 Serra Catholic, 3 p.m.
Class AAA girls
At Slippery Rock’s Morrow Field House
10-1 Franklin vs. 6-2 Ligonier Valley, 4:30 p.m.
At North Allegheny High School
10-2 Villa Maria vs. 7-3 Hopewell, 4:30 p.m.
At Baldwin High School
10-3 Hickory vs. 7-1 South Park, 4:30 p.m.

Note: If Slippery Rock hosts the PSAC tournament Saturday, games could be moved to Sharon High School.

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Basketball, PIAA

4 Responses to PIAA first-round basketball schedule finalized

  1. hoopster says:

    Tom Have you herd any rumblings about where the Villa girls will be?

  2. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Just posted the final schedule.

  3. jim says:

    Tom — You and John Dudley did a great job with blogs this weekend.

  4. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Thanks Jim

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