Sites set for WPIAL quarterfinals
The WPIAL has announced sites for the Friday, Feb. 22 quarterfinal basketball playoff games involving Almanac teams. Visit www.wpial.org for all the pairings.
The choice site is Canon-McMillan as the Big Macs will host a boy/girl doubleheader featuring Chartiers Valley. The Lady Colts (17-6) will challenge Upper St. Clair (12-11) at 6:30 p.m. while their male counterparts will battle South Fayette (14-9) following at 8 p.m.
The No. 1 seeded Mt. Lebanon (21-2) ladies will face Fox Chapel (18-5) at 6:30 p.m. Friday at North Allegheny. The Blue Devils are coming off a 50-30 win versus Franklin Regional. In that first-round win, Alex Ventrone and Christine Ehland finished in double figures with 16 and 13 points respectively.
In another Quad-A girls’ playoff game, No. 3 Bethel Park (20-3) plays Penn-Trafford (19-4) at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baldwin. The Lady Hawks are coming off a first-round win against Norwin, 61-31. Megan Marecic and Samantha Simpson each chalked up 14 points in the triumph.
In Class AA girls’ action, defending WPIAL and state champion Seton-La Salle (22-1) squares off against Greensburg Central Catholic (17-6) at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel Park while Bishop Canevin (19-4) takes on Mohawk (17-6) at West Allegheny.
In their first-round game, the Lady Rebels thumped Washington, 61-20. Naje Gibson fired in 17 points to lead SLS.
Canevin downed Neshannock, 65-28. Erin Waskowiak exploded for 31 points in the victory. Carly Forse and Celina DiPietro followed with 15 and 11 markers.