Basketball

PIAA girls basketball analysis

CLASS 6A The teams: Souderton (1-1, 25-2), Manheim Township (3-7, 19-7), Easton (11-3, 22-4), Olney (12-2, 13-9), Central York (3-2, 23-4), Plymouth-Whitemarsh (1-6, 22-5), Hazleton (2-1, 15-9), Neshaminy (1-8, 18-8), Cardinal O’Hara (12-1, 21-4), Upper Dublin (1-9, 22-5), Garnet Valley ...

Win over Westinghouse gets Tussey to next round

By Joe Sager For The Mirror PITTSBURGH — Experience is key for Tussey Mountain. The young Lady Titans got more of it Tuesday night at Taylor Allderdice High School when they rallied for a 61-55 win over Westinghouse in the PIAA 2A Girls sub-regional. They’ll get even more Friday ...

Speed, quickness too much for Ridge

By Joe Sager For The Mirror PITTSBURGH — It’s tough to contain both size and quickness. Chestnut Ridge felt it did OK handling the first part, but the second one hurt the Lions in a 70-58 loss Tuesday night to Westinghouse in the PIAA boys 3A sub-regional at Taylor Allderdice High ...

Lady Tigers playing Palmyra at 6 p.m. Saturday

The District 6 Class 5A basketball champion Hollidaysburg girls will take on the seventh seed from District 3, Palmyra, at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse on Saturday at 6 p.m. The time was originally 4 p.m. In Class 3A boys action, Central Cambria’s game time against Seton LaSalle ...

PIAA basketball preview

District 5-8 Class 3A boys final Teams: Chestnut Ridge Lions (17-6); Westinghouse Bulldogs (16-6) Site, time: Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., tonight The coaches: Chestnut Ridge — A.J. Weyant (41-28, three years). Westinghouse — Eugene Wilson (29-16 in two years at ...

PIAA first-round sites announced for qualifiers

From Mirror reports Fans of area basketball have an opportunity to see three PIAA playoff games at one site Friday night, that is if they’re willing to travel. Peters Township High School will host a tripleheader Friday featuring Class 3A first round girls games, all including local ...

Lady Lions advance to PIAAs

SLIPPERY ROCK — Altoona surrendered 18 first-half points to Erie High star Jamiya Eaddy, but an unfazed group of Lady Lions stuck to their game plan. When the final buzzer sounded, the more complete team came away with the victory and a spot in the PIAA Class 6A playoffs. Altoona ...

Everett girls rally but fall short

CRESSON — The Everett High School girls basketball team’s magical run through the District 6 Class 3A playoffs finally hit a roadblock Friday night, but not before the Lady Warriors lived up to their nickname and put forth a spirited fight. Everett — which entered the tournament as the ...

Depth issues catch up with Lady Titans

JOHNSTOWN — Playing with just eight players is tough. The Tussey Mountain girls basketball team proved it isn’t impossible, though, by putting together a 16-8 record going into Friday’s District 5 Class 2A championship game at the Pitt Johnstown Sports Center. Winning with just seven ...

Mtn. Lions don’t go down without a fight

PITTSBURGH — Nobody told the Altoona Mountain Lions they entered Friday’s District 6-8-10 Class 6A consolation game as an underdog against Pittsburgh City League champion Taylor Allderdice. Altoona hustled throughout the game and trailed by only four points with less than three minutes ...

Second-half start sparks BG

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning clutched the District 6 Class 2A boys basketball trophy as he quickly made his way over to some former players following the Marauders’ title win Thursday night. After some hugs and high-fives, Drenning smiled at the group and told ...

Lady Devils rout Penns Manor

The Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team made a deep run in the 2A state playoffs a year ago as the second place team out of District 6. They’ll have to do it from the third spot this year. After losing to Blairsville in the district semis Monday, the Lady Devils rebounded to take third ...

Portage rolls to easy win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — For those of who were there a year ago, the Portage girls basketball team remembered what it was like to lose in a District 6 1A consolation game. You could tell just by how the Lady Mustangs played Thursday night in a dominating 65-24 win over Saint Joseph’s. “Last year ...

Devils punch ticket to states for 3rd straight year

HOMER CITY — Central Cambria sewed up its third consecutive berth in the PIAA Class AAA girls’ basketball state playoffs on Thursday night with a 52-47 victory against West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 3A fifth-place consolation game at Homer-Center High School. Cassidy Bezek’s ...

Hornets ousted

HOLLIDAYSBURG — With its offense sputtering at times in the second half, the Juniata Valley defense led a valiant comeback effort in the fourth quarter. The Hornets caused seven turnovers alone in the fourth against Blacklick Valley in a battle for the third and final PIAA playoff bid coming ...

High school basketball playoff capsules

TONIGHT GIRLS District 6 Class 3A championship Teams: Penns Valley Lady Rams (19-5); Everett Lady Warriors (21-4). Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, Cresson, 6 p.m. The coaches: Penns Valley — Karen McCaffrey (319-188, 20 years). ...

Lady Hornets capture first district title

CRESSON — During pregame introductions, Juniata Valley guard Sydney Reed didn’t get to hear her name. The public address announcer mistakenly called Hayden Taylor twice. It didn’t bother Reed. She just made sure they announced her name a few hours later when her coach, Rachelle ...

Huskies return to top of 1A boys field

CRESSON — The Bishop Carroll Huskies have been mainstays in the district championship basketball game over the past decade and a half, but, entering Wednesday night’s District 6 Class 1A title game, the Huskies hadn’t won one in a few years. Carroll and its head coach, Cosie Aliquo, had ...

High school basketball playoff capsule

THURSDAY BOYS District 6 Class 2A championship Teams: Purchase Line Red Dragons (20-4); Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (20-5). Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, Cresson, 8 p.m. The coaches: Purchase Line — Steve Woodrow (170-136 in 13 ...

Red Devils make most of their consy game

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Central Cambria didn’t want to be playing in the District 6 3A consolation game to decide third and fourth place, but that’s where the Red Devils found themselves Wednesday after falling to Richland in Monday’s semifinals. “I’ve ...