MIDDLE ATLANTIC SPORTS NEWS/LLHoops.com PIAA BOYS BASKETBALL RATINGS
FINAL PIAA STATE RATINGS
March 31, 2010
NOTES: The top three teams stayed the same all year long, with only Penn Wood and Plymouth-Whitemarsh trading places first when Penn Wood won the District 1 AAAA championship and now at the end as Plymouth-Whitemarsh traded places again as the won the AAAA State Championship…..Neumann-Goretti, who also was the State Poll winner last year avenged their loss to Archbishop Carroll in the AAA Quarterfinals and and won the AAA State Championship this year. A fourth team Chartiers Valley had an impressive season and pushed N-G to the limit before losing in the title game. These four also had some interesting games with nationally rated teams and we will give you a look at them now.
Defeated Kinston, North Carolina 75-72 - North Carolina AA State Champs.
Lost to Houston Yates, Texas 99-96 (34-0) - Texas AAAA State Champs - Prep Nation #1 in country.
Defeated Queens Christ The King, New York 73-65 (26-5) - New York AA State Champs - Prep Nation Northeast Region #7.
Defeated Chicago Simeon, Illinois 54-50 (25-9) - Illinois AAAA State Champs - Prep Nation Midwest Region #10.
Defeated Bronx St. Raymond, New York 63-54 - Not rated this year.
Lost to Newark St. Benedict’s, New Jersey 52-50 (24-3) - Prep Nation #3 Northeast Region - Prep Nation #5 in country.
Split two games with #3 Penn Wood.
Defeated #6 Philadelphia Roman Catholic twice.
Defeated Huntsville Butler, Alabama 65-54 (24-7) Lost in quarterfinals of Alabama 5A State Tournament to eventual champion
Lost to Paterson Catholic, New Jersey 61-60 (28-1) Prep Nation #21 in country.
Lost to Los Angeles Westchester, California 64-62 (32-3) - California Division 1 State Champions - Prep Nation #4 in country.
Lost to Baltimore St. Frances, Maryland 63-61 - Later defeated Baltimore St. Frances, Maryland 67-56
Split two games with #2 Plymouth-Whitemarsh.
Defeated Lake Stevens, Washington 66-56 (15-6) - Lost in 8th Place semifinals of Washington AAAA State Tournament.
Defeated Roseville Woodcreek, California 81-75
Lost to Massillon Jackson, Ohio 70-58 (25-2) - Ohio Division 1 State Champions - Prep Nation #1 Midwest Region - #13 in Country.
Lost to Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti 65-63 in PIAA AAA State Championship
Defeated #17 Hampton three times.
1. Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti (30-1) (PCL/District 12 AAA)
The Saints got their three Gold Medals that they wanted last year as they were Philadelphia Catholic League champions, District 12 AAA champions and PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONS. The final did not come easy as N-G had to hold off upstart Chartiers Valley for a 65-63 victory. It started off easy enough as the Saints got out to a 20-8 lead after the first quarter, but Chartiers Valley cut it to 32-30 at the half and both teams scored 33 points in the second half. Tony Chennault led the way with 18pts, 12rebs, Danny Stewart had 17pts, 12rebas and Mustafaa Jones added 14pts…..Danny Stewart, with 20 points and 13 rebounds, led five players in double-digit scoring as the Saints turned back Eastern York, 81-73, in a state PIAA AAA Semifinals in front of a hostile crowd at Reading High's Geigle Complex. Guards Tyreek Duren (18 points), Tony Chennault (14), Lamin Fulton (14), and Mustafaa Jones (13) helped the Saints move closer to a goal that has been driving them since last year's loss to Archbishop Carroll in the state quarterfinals…..Neumann-Goretti passed the test they had flunked last year as they defeated Radnor Archbishop Carroll 53-58, to avenge last seasons loss to the Patriots in the PIAA AAA Quarterfinals. It wasn’t easy at first as Carroll kept passing the ball around in the first quarter, which ended 6-2 in favor of Carroll. But N-G went on a 20-8 tear in the second quarter and coasted home from there. Tony Chennault led the way with 20pts and Tyreek Duren added 10pts…..In the PIAA AAA Round of 16, the Saints raced to a 53-22 halftime lead on the way to a 91-56 romp over Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer. Tony Chennault led with 24pts, Tyreek Duren had 22pts (including going over 1,000 for his career), Danny Stewart had 15pts and Mustafaa Jones added 11pts.
2. Plymouth-Whitemarsh (30-2) (District 1 AAAA)
The Colonials avenged their loss to Penn Wood in the District 1 AAAA championship by overcoming a 30-26 halftime deficit to defeat the Patriots 58-51 to win the PIAA AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. It was the third state title for P-W having won in 1963 and 1997. C.J. Aiken led with 19pts, 7rebs and 5 blks. Whis Grant had 17pts, 11rebs all on the defensive end…..Fueling a 16-2 scoring surge, Jaylen Bond erupted for 12 of his game-high 26 points in the third quarter as the Colonials broke open a two-point game and blasted the North Allegheny, 71-47, at Chambersburg Area High in the PIAA AAAA Semifinals. After missing his first field-goal attempt, Bond went 9 for 9. He finished with 13 rebounds (seven on offense), three steals and one blocked shot. He was 2 for 4 from the free-throw line. The Colonials led, 24-22, at the break. In the decisive 16-2 spurt, Bond accounted for six of the eight buckets. C.J. Aiken (12 points, nine boards) and junior swingman Sam Pygatt (13 points, six caroms) joined Bond, who shot 12 for 13 from the floor, in double-digit scoring…..CJ Aiken, notched 22 points, five boards, two steals and two blocks, Whis Grant and Sam Pygatt added 13 and 10 points, respectively as the Colonials held off Philadelphia Roman Catholic 54-46 in the PIAA AAAA Quarterfinals…..In the PIAA AAAA Round of 16, P-W rode a 22-10 fourth quarter to a 66-43 victory over Philadelphia Frankford. Whis Grant led with 17pts, Jaylen Bond had 12pts, C.J. Aiken scored 11pts and Sam Pygatt had 10pts.
3. Penn Wood (27-4) (District 1 AAAA)
The District 1 AAAA champions could not hold off Plymouth-Whitemarsh in the rematch and also could not defend their state championship as they were defeated 58-51 in the PIAA AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Aaron Brown and Tyree Johnson both scored 15pts for the Patriots and Will Brown added 14pts in the loss…..From midway into the first quarter until midway into the second, the Penn Wood went on a 26-2 run and took control. Bethlehem Liberty never got within 16 points again as the Patriots gained a 70-51 victory in the PIAA AAAA Semifinals. Penn Wood's Tyree Johnson led the way with 19 points, followed by 14 from Dequan Pelzer. Shawn Oakman chipped with 12.….The Patriots Aaron Brown scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter and pulled down nine rebounds, including six on offense, as Penn Wood cruised past Scranton, 66-55 in the PIAA AAAA Quarterfinals. Penn Wood blew the doors off a 26-23 halftime lead by outscoring Scranton 23-9 in the third quarter. Will Brown had 12pts and Darian Barnes had 10pts…..In a PIAA AAAA Round of 16 game, Penn Wood defeated Neshaminy 75-60. Five players scored in double-figures led by Will Brown with 20pts, Tyree Johnson and Aaron Brown with 15pts apiece, Shawn Oakman with 13pts and Darian Barnes with 11pts.
4. Chartiers Valley (29-2) (WPIAL/District 7 AAA)
The WPIAL/District 7 AAA champion Colts pushed #1 Neumann-Goretti to the limit before losing 65-63 in the PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP when T. J. McConnell‘s three pointer was off just seconds before the games end. He did end up with a game-high 32pts and 12rebs, to finish his career with 2,404 points. Wayne Capers added 14pts and Steve Burda scored 10pts…..In the PIAA AAA Semifinals Matt Noszka, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, finished with 28 points, including eight 3-pointers. He had five 3-pointers in the first quarter, and his final 3-pointer with 5:58 left in the game broke a 58-58 tie as Chartiers Valley defeated Hampton 76-67 for their third victory over the Talbots this year. TJ McConnell went into overdrive a few minutes later with some hard drives to the basket and key free throws. While McConnell came through down the stretch when Chartiers Valley needed it most, he finished with only 23 points. It was the second-lowest point total of the season for McConnell, who came in averaging 34.7 points. But he is five points away from passing legendary Don Hennon of Wampum and moving into fifth place on the WPIAL's all-time scoring list. As a team, Chartiers Valley attempted 31 3-pointers and made 15.….T.J. McConnell scored 38 points and the Colts pulled away in the fourth to gain an 86-69 victory Friday against York Suburban in a PIAA AAA Quarterfinal at Hollidaysburg. T.J. McConnell, the WPIAL scoring leader, went over 1,000 points for the season (1,005) in the game, but surprisingly did not make a 3-pointer. He instead used his quickness to knife through the lane for close-range scores. He added 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Matt Noszka, who continued to rebound strong from a knee injury that recently kept him out for two games, connected on four 3-pointers and finished with 24 points…..In the PIAA AAA Round of 16 Chartiers Valley crushed West Allegheny 80-59 as T.J. McConnell scored 41 points. He was 15 of 23 from the field, seven of 10 from the free-throw line. He also had eight rebounds. Wayne Capers had 12pts.
5. Radnor Archbishop Carroll (24-5) (PCL/District 12 AAA)
The Patriots, unlike last year could not get the upset in the PIAA AAA Quarterfinals as they were defeated for the fourth time this year and seventh time in two years, by Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti 53-38. After leading 6-2 at the end of the first quarter, N-G took over for the win. Ben Mingledough with 17pts was the only double-figure scorer for Carroll…..In the PIAA AAA Round of 16, Carroll broke open a close game with a 20-5 third quarter and went on to a 64-51 win over Danville. Juan'ya Green led with 21pts, Ben Mingledough had 20pts and D.J. Irving added 13pts.
6. Philadelphia Roman Catholic (18-9) (PCL/District 12 AAAA)
Roman got a higher rating then expected based on where they finished in the state tournament. They did lose nine games, but there were really no bad losses and most were under six points along the way. The Cahillites who finished third in District 12 AAAA forced Reading into a second overtime then went off and won going away 62-47 in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. Rakeem Brookins went off for 32pts to lead Roman and 6-7 Jr Junior Fortunat added 12pts…..The season then came to an end in the PIAA AAAA Quarterfinals in a 54-46 loss to Plymouth-Whitemarsh. Roman who trailed just 20-15 at the half, fell behind 41-27 early in the fourth but starting fouling P-W and it worked for awhile as they pulled to within five points but got no closer and time ran out. Rakeem Brookins again led with 22pts and 6-1 soph Daiquan Walker added 11pts.
7. Reading (28-3) (District 3 AAAA)
The District 3 AAAA champion Red Knights saw their 24-game winning streak go down the drain in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16 when they coughed up several chances for a victory in regulation and then again in the first overtime and lost to Philadelphia Roman Catholic 62-47 in double-overtime. 6-6 Sr Kahlil Velasquez was a shining star in defeat with 11pts and 16rebs. Sophomore Taeshan Huffman scored 10pts but star Trenity Burdine scored only 7pts.
8. Bethlehem Liberty (25-6) (District 11 AAAA)
The District 11 AAAA champions set a school record for wins and also advanced farther into the state playoffs than any team in school history. But in the PIAA AAAA Semifinals they ran into the defending AAAA state champion Penn Wood team and after being outscored 26-2 from 2:50 left in the first quarter until mid-way in the second quarter. They found themselves in a 30-10 hole and never recovered in a 70-51 loss. Darrum Hilliard did all he could as he scored 26pts and grabbed 8rebs but it wasn’t nearly enough…..In the PIAA AAAA Quarterfinals, the Hurricanes broke away from a 30-30 tie after three quarters and defeated Hempfield 46-38. Darrum Hilliard with 21pts and Anthony Gonzalez with 15pts scored all but 10 of Liberty’s points for the game…..In the PIAA AAAA Round of 16, Liberty edged York 58-54 led by Darrum Hilliard with 26pts and Anthony Gonzalez with 11pts.
9. Eastern York (31-1) (District 3 AAA)
The Golden Knights won the York/Adams League championship along with the District 3 AAA championship and along the way rang up 31-consecutive victories. That is until they ran into the state’s #1 team, Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA AAA Semifinals. Eastern fought hard and played their best but just did not have enough fire-power and lost 81-73. EY was led by Austin Tillotson with 26pts, Andrew Nicholas with 18pts and Nate Bollinger with 12pts…..The Golden Knights jumped out to an 18-9 first quarter lead and went on to a 57-43 victory over Abington Heights in the PIAA AAA Quarterfinals. Andrew Nicholas led with 19, Austin Tillotson had 17 and Nathan Bollinger 10.….In the PIAA AAA Round of 16, Eastern ran all over Philadelphia Dobbins Tech 78-47 as Andrew Nicholas led with 33pts. Austin Tillotson scored 19pts and Nate Bollinger had 16pts.
10. Hempfield (29-2) (District 3 AAAA)
The Black Knights, who were runner-up’s to Reading in District 3 AAAA defeated Philadelphia LaSalle 41-32 in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. Christian Walck led the way with 14pts…..Then went ice cold in the first and fourth quarters and lost to Bethlehem Liberty 46-38 in a PIAA AAAA Quarterfinal. Mike Uehlein with 10pts was the only player to score in double-figures for Hempfield.
11. Mount Lebanon (26-2) (WPIAL/District 7 AAAA)
The Blue Devils only loss during the season came at the hands of Radnor Archbishop Carroll and they fully expected to advance at least to the PIAA AAAA Semifinals but were upset by North Allegheny 52-48 in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. North Allegheny scored the final eight points to defeat a team that won a WPIAL/District 7 championship. Mt. Lebanon came in with a 26-1 record, but poor free-throw shooting (6 of 21) helped seal the Blue Devils' doom. Senior guard Evan Pierce was the only Mt. Lebanon player in double figures with 19.
12. Sewickly Academy (27-2) 9WPIAL/District 7 A)
The WPIAL/District 7 and PIAA A State Champion Panthers lost only to Chantilly, VA and Wheeling Central Catholic, WV during the season and also beat AA state champ South Fayette 56-47 on January 31. In the PIAA A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP they defeated Reading Central Catholic 43-35 by overcoming a 26-23 halftime deficit and holding RCC to 9 points in the second half. 6-2 Sr Tyler Palmer led with 15pts, 6-6 Sr Tom Droney had 11pts and 6-3 Soph Carrington Motley added 10pts…..To get to the state final, Sewickley Academy defeated Coudersport 67-36, Elk County Catholic 41-19, Tussey Mountain 66-44 and Lincoln Park Charter 50-47.
13. South Fayette (24-5) (WPIAL/District 7 AA)
The Lions were unranked before winning the PIAA AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP with a hard-fought 49-47 win over Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion. They finished third in WPIAL/District 7 AA. SF went 1-2 with Pittsburgh North Catholic, lost to Sewickley Academy and a decent Monessen team and had one bad loss during the regular season. Against Strawberry Mansion they were led by 6-0 Jr Patrick Zedreck and 6-5 Jr Mike Lamberti who scored 17pts apiece and 6-0 Sr Tyler Henry who added 10pts…..To reach the final they defeated Cambria Heights 77-37, Washington 56-41, avenged two losses to Pittsburgh North Catholic with a 59-37 win and in the semifinals, beat Erie Mercyhurst Prep 54-41.
14. Reading Central Catholic (30-2) (District 3 A)
The Cardinals were District 3 A champions, but could not pull off a state title as they lost their offense in the second half somewhat thanks to the defense of Sewickley Academy and somewhat because Marcus Dawkins fouled out of the game on three charging fouls. They thus lost the PIAA A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP to Sewickley Academy 45-37. Marquis Marshall was the only bright spot for the Cards on offense as he scored 15pts. Dawkins had only five points…..In the PIAA A Semifinal, RCC used a 28-10 second half to defeat Greenwood 61-36 as Marcus Dawkins scored a game-high 28pts and Donovon Jack had 12pts and 12rebs…..In the PIAA A Quarterfinals, Matt Doyen hit a back-breaking fourth-quarter 3-pointer and four key free throws down the stretch as the Cardinals beat the District 1-A champion Girard College 65-54. Doyen finished with 15 points, Donovon Jack had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Dawkins had 13 points and nine rebounds…..RCC pounded Philadelphia Mathematics, Civics & Science’s 83-53 in the PIAA A Round of 16. Four Cardinals scored in double-figures led by Marcus Dawkins with 25pts, Donovan Jack 17pts, Joe Rys 17pts and Marquis Marshall 13pts.
15. Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion (28-2) (PPL/District 12 AA)
In the PIAA AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, the Knights never got untracked and lost to South Fayette 49-47. It was a tough way for long time good guy Gerald Hendricks to go out as a head coach. He finished his long career with a record of 425-227. In the game, Mansion had their chances but could never put together a run to pull away like they are used to. Marquette bound Devonte‘ Newbill, as he usually does, led the Knights with 15pts, while Jamal Jones had 10pts and 19rebs…..The PIAA AA Semifinal game between the Knights and fellow Pub Division C rival Imhotep (the defending AA state champions) was a game of runs with Strawberry Mansion finally finishing on top 49-47. Mansion roared to a 17-6 lead. Imhotep stormed back and claimed a 30-25 bulge. Mansion regrouped and surged ahead, 44-35. Imhotep refused to go away and sliced the deficit all the way to one point. And this is where we’ll led Ted Silary.com give you a play-by-play till the end since this was such an important and great game. “Jr. PG Terrell Johnson canned a layup to bring the Panthers within 44-43 with 1:08 left. Mansion sr. G Marque Griffin missed a front end at 54.1 and 'Hotep jr. F Earl Brown rebounded. Jr. WG David Appolon had the ball out front, thinking about how to approach things and killing some clock, when star sr. WG Devonte' "DJ" Newbill -- he missed the Markward Club dinner to play tonight; he was named the Pub's top senior -- flashed into Appolon's space and flicked the ball to soph WG Khyree Wooten, who was fouled at 37.9 and hit both ends of a double bonus. With Newbill on him, Appolon drove for a layup at 24.1, again advancing Imhotep within a point. Wooten took an inside pass from Meadows, got hacked and again converted the double bonus, this time at 17.1. Imhotep could have opted for a trey, of course, but instead Ameen Tanksley, a lefty, took the rock inside and scored on a layup at 5.1. Griffin inbounded and, oops, couldn't get the ball in. A 5-second call almost resulted, but he was able to call for time. Next time out, Meadows was the inbounder. He got it to Newbill, who was chopped at 4.3 DJ then did, for him, the unthinkable. Missed BOTH free throws. Before the second one, coach Gerald Hendricks decided to wave sr. F Eric "Birthday Boy" Jefferson onto the left side of the lane, right next to jr. C Erik Copes. That was risky. Imagine if Jefferson, while going for the ball, had committed an over-the-top violation. Imhotep would have been going to the line with virtually no time having come off the clock. But all worked out. When Newbill did miss that second shot, E-Jeff was able to get his paw on the ball and slap it back out. Griffin recovered, got fouled and hit HIS first at 1.2. He missed the second and the ball came right at me (Ted, sitting to the side of Mansion's bench). As did one guy from each team. At full speed! Uh, oh!. I wasn't in the mood to get pummeled. (smile) Luckily, the guys avoided me -- thanks! -- and a bunch of Mansion fans came storming out of the stands right after website legend Frog Carfagno, serving as the PA announcer, told them not to. There you have it thanks again to Ted Silary. Three Mansion players scored double-figures for the game in Khyree Wooten 13 points, Devonte' Newbill 12 points and Jamal Jones 10 points…..Devonte Newbill led the way for Mansion with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, including 7-of-9 shooting from the field. The Marquette recruit made all four of his three-point attempts. Jamal Jones added 12pts in a 59-55 win over Dunmore Holy Cross in the PIAA AA Quarterfinals…..In the PIAA AA Round of 16, Mansion defeated Pottstown St. Pius X 61-54 as Devonte' Newbill had 15 points and Jamal Jones had 14 points.
16. Philadelphia Imhotep Charter (25-6) (PPL/District 12 AA)
The Philadelphia AA Public League and District 12 AA champion, Panthers were cut short at a shot at a second consecutive AA state championship when they were defeated 49-47 by fellow Pub rival, Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion in the PIAA AA Semifinals. David Appolon and Ameen Tanksley scored 16 points apiece in the hard-fought contest…..In the PIAA AA Quarterfinals, David Appolon finished with 15 points, Earl Brown, a 6-foot-5 forward, had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Erik Copes, a 6-8 junior, added eight points and five blocked shots as Imhotep defeated Hughesville 42-37.….In the PIAA AA Round of 16, Imhotep used a 20-9 fourth quarter to defeat Green Pond Notre Dame 51-40. Earl Brown led with 17 points, 7rebs and David Appolon scored 11 points.
17. Hampton (24-4) (WPIAL/District 7 AAA)
The Talbots lost four games this year, three of them to Chartiers Valley, including the 76-67 defeat in the PIAA AAA Semifinals. The other loss was to WPIAL AAAA champion, Mount Lebanon 38-32. Bill Luther 19, Tim Donegan 16, T.J. Brown 14 and Christian Dill 10 all scored in double-figures for Hampton…..In the PIAA AAA Quarterfinals, Bill Luther could not win it the easy way, when no one was guarding him and he had two free throws. No big deal for this big 6-foot-7 senior. He simply went after his miss and won it the hard way -- with defenders in his face. After missing two free throws with 9.5 seconds left, Luther chased his rebound, turned and made a 12-foot shot with five seconds left to give Hampton a thrilling, 55-54 victory over West Mifflin. It was a great way to cap off a fine performance by Luther, who finished with five 3-pointers and a game-high 26 points, including 11 in the final quarter when Hampton came back from a seven-point deficit with less than four minutes left. Tim Donegan added 13pts…..In the PIAA AAA Round of 16 Hampton defeated Montour 57-38. 6-7 Bill Luther scored 13pts, 6-5 Tim Donegan had 12pts, 6-8 T.J. Brown had 14 and Chris Dill added 11pts.
18. Philadelphia Communications Tech (18-3) (PPL/District 12 AA)
The Phoenix finished second one game behind Strawberry Mansion and one game ahead of Imhotep Charter in the Philadelphia Public C Division. Those teams made it to the PIAA AA Semifinals with Strawberry Mansion winning 49-47 and Mansion then lost in the state final. But their season ended earlier than they wanted when they were upset by Philadelphia Prep Charter 58-57 in the Public League AA Semifinal.
19. Hughesville (25-3) (District 4 AA)
Hughesville, the District 4 AA champion, bowed out of the state tournament in the PIAA AA Quarterfinals with a loss to Philadelphia Imhotep Charter, 42-37. It was the second straight year they ended the season with a loss to Imhotep, losing last year in the state semifinals. Brian Gerrey led the Spartans with 23pts…..In the PIAA AA Round of 16, Brian Gerney, made a pull-up jumper with time winding down to lift the Spartans to an improbable 49-47 victory over Devon Prep. Gerney's game-winner allowed the Spartans to overcome a 13-point third-quarter deficit. Gerney scored 24pts to lead and Greg Taggart added 13pts.
20. Philadelphia LaSalle (20-5) (PCL/District 12 AAAA)
The District 12 AAAA champions were defeated in a low scoring game by Hempfield 41-32 in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. Eddie Mitchell with 14pts was the only double-figure scorer for the Little Explorers in their final game.
21. Philadelphia Frankford (22-4) (PPL/District 12 AAAA)
The Pioneers finished undefeated in the Philadelphia Public League Division A, but only came in fourth in the District 12 AAAA playoffs. They defeated Whitehall in the PIAA AAAA Round of 32, but saw their season end with a 66-43 loss to Plymouth-Whitemarsh in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. Eight players scored for Frankford in that game, but only Carl Wallace scored in double-figures with 11 points.
22. Abington Heights (29-3) (District 2 AAA)
The District 2 AAA champion Comets saw their season end in a 57-43 loss to Eastern York in a PIAA AAA Quarterfinal game. Ryan Vassil scored 17pts to lead in the loss…..Ross Danzig scored 18 points, Mike Burke had 14 and Nate Basalyga added 11 with eight rebounds as the Comets defeated Mifflinburg, 55-41 in a PIAA AAAA Round of 16 game.
23. York (24-6) (District 3 AAAA)
The Bearcats, who finished fourth in the District 3 AAAA tournament saw their season end in a 58-54 loss to Bethlehem Liberty in the PIAA AAAA Round of 16. Kelvin Parker led with 15pts and Jevaughn Murphy added 12pts.
24. West Chester Bayard Rustin (23-5) (District 1 AAAA)
Finished third in District 1 AAAA, then lost in the PIAA AAAA Round of 32, 53-49 to York.
25. Scranton (22-7) (District 2 AAAA)
The Knights won the District 2 AAAA championship and advanced to the PIAA AAAA Quarterfinals where they were defeated by Penn Wood 66-55. Tim Fisch scored 17pts in the loss and Bilah Floyd added 10pts…..To reach the quarterfinals they defeated Warwick 64-48 and Pennsbury 46-44.