Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WPIAL Class AAAA basketball playoffs breakdown

Class AAAA
Top seeds: 1. Peters Township, 2. Latrobe, 3. Mt. Lebanon, 4. Seneca Valley
Bits and pieces: Seneca Valley is coached by former Peters Township coach Victor Giannotta, who won a PIAA Class A title at Sewickley Academy. ... Is it probable that Peters Township will not have junior guard/forward Corey Wilcox for the postseason. According to Indians coach Gary Goga, Wilcox has an ankle injury. ... Franklin Regional's Nick Novak is the WPIAL's leading scorer at 28.1 ppg. In the opening round of last year's tournament, Peters Township held Novak to nine points. ... Central Catholic is the defending champion. ... McKeesport senior Zeke Marshall is 7-0 and an Akron recruit. For whatever reasons, Marshall is sometimes forgotten in the Tigers' game plan.
Sleeper: Central Catholic
Championship: Peters Township over Mt. Lebanon

Top seeds: 1. Mt. Lebanon, 2. Butler, 3. Bethel Park, 4. Norwin
Bits and pieces: Mt. Lebanon is the only undefeated girls team in the WPIAL. ... Peters Township reached the final as the No. 11 seed last year. The Indians beat No. 2 Butler in the quarterfinals a year ago. This year, Peters Township is seeded No. 11 and could meet Butler in the quarterfinals. ... Bethel Park's only two losses are to Mt. Lebanon.
Sleeper: Peters Township
Championship: Mt. Lebanon over Bethel Park


Hockey Fan 09 said...

How about Hockey? On Friday Feb. 6 Canon Mac spanked "#1" USC 3-1. The games tempo was set when Brad Strimel, the ARMY football recruit Slammed a player from USC into the USC bench. Watch the train wreck on YouTube at "CMvsUSC Strimels big hit".

Anonymous said...

No one cares about hockey. This is a basketball article.

Hockey Fan 09 said...

No one cares about basketball. Varsity Letters should wake up and give hockey some love!