Basketball

Lady Titans’ campaign ends

EBENSBURG — Tussey Mountain’s final stop in the 2017-18 season was less about the end than it was about the surprising road it took to get there. It might have also only signaled the beginning of even greater things to come — a scary proposition for teams earmarking the Lady Titans on ...

Today’s PIAA basketball playoff preview capsules

PIAA Class 3A boys first round Seton LaSalle (7-2) vs. Central Cambria (6-3) Teams: Central Cambria Red Devils (14-11); Seton LaSalle Rebels (19-6). Site, time: Peters Township High School, McMurray, 4 p.m. The coaches: Seton LaSalle — Mark Walsh (133-49 in seven years at Seton ...

Bench delivers in Bearcats’ win

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com If you told Lancaster Catholic coach Joe Klazas his Crusaders would hold Huntingdon’s Jonathan Price scoreless in their boys PIAA 4A playoff opener Friday night, he would have liked his chances for a win. Conversely, Huntingdon coach Nick Payne ...

Johnson sisters too much for Scarlet Dragons

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror McMURRAY — After watching his team dismantle Central on Friday night, East Allegheny girls basketball coach Mike Osiecki offered the Lady Dragons some encouraging words. His message was clear: Don’t give up. “Look at our team. We don’t have much ...

Everett survives in fourth

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD — By this point in the season, it has become quite evident that the Everett High School girls basketball team’s method of operation in games is to fight, scratch and claw from the opening tipoff to the final buzzer. Everett followed ...

Tyrone done in by 3-pointers

By Alex Church For the Mirror McMURRAY — The Tyrone Area High School girls basketball team played even with Mohawk through the first quarter. But the Lady Eagles simply could not keep up with the Lady Warriors’ lethal 3-point shooting. Tyrone fell, 63-46, to Mohawk in the first ...

Coach proud of Devils’ effort

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror McMURRAY — The third time wasn’t a charm for the Central Cambria High School girls basketball team. The Lady Red Devils gave three-time WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin about all the Lady Crusaders could handle on Friday in a PIAA Class 3A opener but fell ...

Tonight’s PIAA playoff girls basketball capsules

PIAA Class 6A first round Altoona (6-1) vs. Mount Lebanon (7-3) Teams: Mount Lebanon Lady Blue Devils (13-12); Altoona Lady Lions (20-4). Site, time: Tyrone Area High School, 6 p.m. The coaches: Mount Lebanon — Dori Oldaker (303-84 in 15 years at Mount Lebanon; 408-99 in 19 years ...

Tonight’s PIAA playoff boys basketball capsules

PIAA Class 5A first round Team Hollidaysburg (6-1) vs. Carrick (8-1) Teams: Carrick Raiders (19-5); Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (16-7). Site, time: Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Carrick — Walt Milinski (record unavailable, 24 years years). Hollidaysburg ...

Breaking down the state boys playoff brackets

CLASS 6A The teams: Abington (1-1, 22-5), Harrisburg (3-6, 17-9), Northampton (11-2, 18-8), Saint Joseph’s Prep (12-3, 18-8), Chambersburg (3-2, 19-5), Pocono Mountain West (11-3, 16-10), Hazleton (2-1, 23-1), Norristown (1-7, 18-8), Lincoln (12-1, 21-6), Upper Darby (1-8, 17-10), Lancaster ...

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 ...