March 28, 1990 |
Even basketball teams that shoot 79 percent from the field in the first half cannot find a spot on a gymnasium floor to hide from York Catholic. Wissahickon found that out the hard way last night in a 67-64 loss to the Fighting Irish in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals at Reading High. Even after the Trojans (28-2) hit 15 of 19 first-half shots, York Catholic (31-2) was within two points. Sparked by its aggressive defense, York Catholic took the lead early in the fourth quarter and went on to dispatch the District 1 champions from the playoffs.
March 20, 2013 |
Throughout its playoff run, the St. Basil Academy girls' basketball team made no secret of what it was all about. The Panthers were going to shoot three-pointers - lots of them - and let the chips fall where they may. For two rounds, it worked splendidly. But St. Basil finally ran into an opponent it couldn't outgun Tuesday, falling to York Catholic, 45-28, in the PIAA Class AA state semifinals at Reading High's Geigle Complex. After making 16 three-pointers in the last two rounds of the tournament, St. Basil sank five on Tuesday.
March 20, 2013 |
READING - Throughout its playoff run, the St. Basil Academy girls' basketball team made no secret of what it was all about. The Panthers were going to shoot three-pointers - lots of them - and let the chips fall where they may. For two rounds, it worked splendidly. But St. Basil finally ran into an opponent it couldn't outgun Tuesday, falling to York Catholic, 45-28, in the PIAA Class AA state semifinals at Reading High's Geigle Complex. After making 16 three-pointers in the last two rounds of the tournament, St. Basil sank five on Tuesday.
March 19, 1990 |
As far as Jerry Emling is concerned, the York Catholic Fighting Irish should change their nickname to the Boa Constrictors. After watching York Catholic's man-to-man defense relentlessly squeeze the life out of his team's offense, the Oxford coach was impressed. "I think what really made the difference was their defense," Emling said after York Catholic ousted Oxford, 66-45, from the PIAA Class AAA boys' basketball playoffs Friday night at Hempfield High School. "They were in our face the whole game.
March 21, 2013
All games at the Giant Center, Hershey. Boys Class AAAA: Chester vs. Lower Merion, 8 p.m. Saturday. Class AAA: Imhotep Charter vs. Archbishop Carroll, 8 p.m. Friday. Class AA: Holy Cross (Scranton) vs. Beaver Falls, 2 p.m. Saturday. Class A: Vaux vs. Johnsonburg (Elk County), 2 p.m. Friday. Girls Class AAAA: Spring-Ford vs. Cumberland Valley, 6 p.m. Friday. Class AAA: Bethlehem Catholic vs. South Park, 6 p.m. Saturday. Class AA: York Catholic vs. Bishop Canevin, noon Friday.
March 29, 1990 |
Wissahickon was using the express lanes to ring up another big victory en route to Hershey. The Trojans went more than a minute before they squeezed off a shot on their first possession in Tuesday night's 67-64 loss to York Catholic in the PIAA Class AAA boys' basketball semifinals at Reading High. Soon, however, the Trojans were using a breakneck running game - featuring deftly timed, pinpoint passes - to roll to an early lead. Andrew Hyde hit two layups. Mike Rotay converted a steal into a basket.
March 12, 2015 |
St. Basil's Karen Lapkiewicz played all five positions, scored 20 points, and even guarded the opposition's two best players as the Panthers topped York Catholic, 46-42, Tuesday night in a PIAA Class AA second-round game at Coatesville. "She did everything but drive the bus for us," St. Basil coach Terry Mancini said. Which is lucky for Lapkiewicz, because it was likely a fun ride home. York Catholic knocked the Panthers out of the state semifinals two years ago. Lapkiewicz made sure history would not repeat itself.
March 7, 2008 |
Engineering and Science vs. Mount St. Joseph is the featured girls' basketball PIAA state playoff this weekend, but it is not the only game to watch. Three other area teams will try to move a step closer to earning a championship-game trip to Penn State. Here is a closer look at the quarterfinal playoff pairings: Class AAAA Methacton (30-1) vs. Wilson (28-3), tonight at 6 at Spring-Ford. Renee Womack and the Warriors face an experienced and poised Wilson squad. The District 3 champion is led by 5-foot-4 senior point guard Vanessa Rivera (12.7 ppg.)
December 11, 1989 |
Sometime late in the season, maybe around state-playoff time, Penn Wood hopes to look back on the Steelton-Highspire Tipoff Tournament as a beneficial experience. Right now, the Patriots probably just see a loss - a particularly painful 75-73 loss to Steelton-Highspire in Saturday night's championship game. Led by senior point guard Rap Curry and senior forward Leon Howard, the Patriots had led 68-60 with less than 5 minutes remaining. "We had 'em down the stretch," said Penn Wood coach Frank Ridpath.
March 23, 2006 |
They had to win this thing. That was not just the main goal, but the only goal held by Prep Charter last night, even as it faced the toughest possible task - playing the final 8 minutes, 28.4 seconds of a playoff game without their best player. But play it Prep Charter did, allowing the Huskies to secure the right to proudly say they had become the second program from the Philadelphia Public League - District 12 - to reach a state final in any team sport. Prep Charter got to the final after digging deep and defeating York Catholic, 56-53, in the Class AA semifinal at Reading High's Geigle Complex.