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WPIAL announces basketball playoff pairings

| Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Latrobe's Austin Butler battles Fox Chapel's Jake Livingston for a rebound during the second half of their game Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Fox Chapel.

The WPIAL's first six-classification boys and girls basketball tournaments are set to get underway after opening-round pairings were released Tuesday night at the DoubleTree Hotel in Green Tree.

The top seeds for the boys tournament, as announced by the WPIAL basketball committee, are Pine-Richland (6A), Mars (5A), New Castle (4A), Lincoln Park (3A), Greensburg Central Catholic (2A) and Monessen (A).

Top seeds for the girls tournament are North Allegheny (6A), Hampton (5A), Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (4A), Bishop Canevin (3A), Chartiers-Houston (2A) and Winchester Thurston (A).

The tournaments will begin with first-round matchups Friday and Saturday, as well as Monday-Wednesday. The quarterfinals are set for Feb. 23-25, and the semifinals will be Feb. 27-March 1. All games are at neutral sites.

The WPIAL championships are March 2-4 at Pitt's Petersen Events Center.

Here's a look at the opening round schedules:

Boys

WPIAL playoffs

First round

Class 6A - See bracket

Feb. 22 schedule

Canon-McMillan (17-5) vs. North Allegheny (14-8) at North Hills, 8 p.m.; North Hills (17-5) vs. Upper St. Clair (14-8) at North Allegheny, 8 p.m.; Butler (14-8) vs. Baldwin (15-7) at North Allegheny, 6:30 p.m.; Mt. Lebanon (14-8) vs. Woodland Hills (14-8) at Baldwin, 8 p.m.

Byes: Pine-Richland (21-1), Latrobe (19-3), Fox Chapel (19-3), Penn Hills (19-3)

Class 5A - See bracket

Tuesday's schedule

Laurel Highlands (17-5) vs. Highlands (12-10) at Norwin, 8 p.m.; McKeesport (17-4) vs. Armstrong (11-11) at Plum, 8 p.m.; Hampton (13-9) vs. Kiski Area (10-10) at Fox Chapel, 8 p.m.; Trinity (14-8) vs. Franklin Regional (12-10) at Baldwin, 8 p.m.; Gateway (10-12) vs. Thomas Jefferson (11-11) at Plum, 6:30 p.m.

Byes: Mars (14-8), Moon (17-5), Chartiers Valley (16-6)

Class 4A - See bracket

Feb. 22 schedule

McGuffey (17-5) vs. Valley (11-11) at Baldwin, 6:30 p.m.; Belle Vernon (16-6) vs. Deer Lakes (12-10) at Gateway, 8 p.m.; Freeport (13-7) vs. South Fayette (12-10) at CW North Catholic, 8 p.m.; Indiana (15-7) vs. Elizabeth Forward (12-10) at Gateway, 6:30 p.m.

Byes: New Castle (20-2), Quaker Valley (20-2), Beaver Falls (11-8), Central Valley (13-9)

Class 3A - See bracket

Saturday's schedule

Lincoln Park (18-4) vs. Steel Valley (10-12) at North Allegheny, noon; Seton-La Salle (9-12) vs. East Allegheny (12-7) at Fox Chapel, 1:30 p.m.; Shady Side Academy (16-6) vs. Carlynton (11-11) at Sewickley Academy, 2:30 p.m.; Southmoreland (18-4) vs. Avonworth (14-8) at Peters Township, noon; Washington (18-4) vs. Ellwood City (9-10) at Peters Township, 3 p.m.; Aliquippa (11-11) vs. Charleroi (12-10) at Baldwin, 2:30 p.m.; CW North Catholic (17-5) vs. Burrell (8-14) at North Hills, 1:30 p.m.; Riverside (15-7) vs. Burgettstown (11-11) at North Allegheny, 3 p.m.

Class 2A - See bracket

Tuesday's schedule

Neshannock (15-7) vs. California (19-3) at West Allegheny, 6:30 p.m.; Chartiers-Houston (18-4) vs. Leechburg (9-10) at North Allegheny, 8 p.m.; OLSH (15-6) vs. Frazier (6-17) at Charleroi, 8 p.m.; Fort Cherry (15-7) vs. Summit Academy (8-12) at West Allegheny, 8 p.m.; Jeannette (11-11) vs. Bentworth (10-12) at Norwin, 6:30 p.m.

Byes: Greensburg C.C. (22-0), Bishop Canevin (18-4), Sewickley Academy (17-4)

Class A - See bracket

Friday's schedule

Eden Christian (11-9) vs. West Greene (13-7) at Trinity, 8 p.m.; Clairton (16-5) vs. Propel Andrew Street (9-13) at Baldwin, 8 p.m.; Union (16-6) vs. Winchester Thurston (11-8) at Northgate, 8 p.m.; Rochester (15-6) vs. St. Joseph (13-9) at Fox Chapel, 8 p.m.; Imani Christian (12-6) vs. Avella (6-16) at North Hills, 8 p.m.; Cornell (17-5) vs. Geibel (7-14) at Gateway, 8 p.m.

Byes: Monessen (15-7), Vincentian Academy (18-4)

Girls

WPIAL playoffs

First round

Class 6A - See bracket

Tuesday's schedule

Hempfield (13-8) vs. Canon-McMillan (8-19) at Charleroi, 6:30 p.m.; Norwin (16-5) vs. Butler (10-11) at Fox Chapel, 6:30 p.m.; Bethel Park (16-6) vs. Penn-Trafford (12-10) at Baldwin, 6:30 p.m.; Peters Township (13-8) vs. Seneca Valley (9-13) at North Allegheny, 6:30 p.m.

Byes: North Allegheny (21-1), Pine-Richland (21-1), Penn Hills (20-2), Mt. Lebanon (17-5)

Class 5A - See bracket

Friday's schedule

Hampton (20-2) vs. Greensburg Salem (10-12) at Fox Chapel, 6:30 p.m.; McKeesport (11-11) vs. Franklin Regional (12-10) at Plum, 8 p.m.; Oakland Catholic (19-3) vs. Connellsville (11-11) at Gateway, 6:30 p.m.; Mars (16-6) vs. Montour (11-11) at North Hills, 6:30 p.m.; Trinity (20-2) vs. Plum (10-12) at Baldwin, 6:30 p.m.; West Allegheny (14-8) vs. Gateway (16-6) at Plum, 6:30 p.m.; South Fayette (16-5) vs. Ringgold (12-10) at Peters Township, 6:30 p.m.; Chartiers Valley (15-7) vs. Thomas Jefferson (12-9) at Peters Township, 8 p.m.

Class 4A - See bracket

Saturday's schedule

Central Valley (14-7) vs. Mt. Pleasant (12-9) at Peters Township, 1:30 p.m.; Beaver (15-5) vs. Deer Lakes (9-12) at North Hills, 3 p.m.; Freeport (13-9) vs. Elizabeth Forward (12-10) at Fox Chapel, 3 p.m.; South Park (14-8) vs. Burrell (9-13) at North Hills, noon

Byes: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (20-2), Blackhawk (14-8), Ambridge (14-8), Keystone Oaks (20-2)

Class 3A - See bracket

Feb. 22 schedule

Riverside (17-5) vs. Brownsville (10-11) at Peters Township, 8 p.m.; Carlynton (15-6) vs. South Side Beaver (11-11) at North Hills, 6:30 p.m.; Avonworth (14-8) vs. Beaver Falls (10-11) at CW North Catholic, 6:30 p.m.; Charleroi (18-9) vs. Seton-La Salle (5-15) at Peters Township, 6:30 p.m.

Byes: Bishop Canevin (16-5), East Allegheny (22-0), Neshannock (21-1), Mohawk (16-5)

Class 2A - See bracket

Friday's schedule

Leechburg (13-9) vs. Burgettstown (15-7) at Northgate, 6:30 p.m.; California (19-3) vs. Sto-Rox (16-6) at Trinity, 6:30 p.m.; Beth-Center (12-8) vs. Washington (12-10) at Charleroi, 6:30 p.m.; Brentwood (16-3) vs. Frazier (14-8) at Charleroi, 8 p.m.

Byes: Chartiers-Houston (20-2), Vincentian Academy (18-4), Greensburg C.C. (17-5), OLSH (17-5)

Class A - See bracket

Saturday's schedule

Jefferson-Morgan (10-12) vs. Sewickley Academy (10-12) at North Allegheny, 1:30 p.m.; Rochester (13-7) vs. Eden Christian (1-16) at Sewickley Academy, 1 p.m.; Geibel (9-11) vs. Clairton (7-14) at Baldwin, 1 p.m.; St. Joseph (15-7) vs. Avella (11-11) at Fox Chapel, noon

Byes: Winchester Thurston (18-1), Cornell (18-4), Quigley Catholic (15-7), West Greene (18-4)

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