District Playoffs

District 1- http://district-one.net/
District 2-
District 3-

District 4-http://piaad4.net/index.ht
District 6-
District 7- http://preps.denverpost.com/home.html?site=default&tpl=

District 9-http://www.d9sports.com/
District 10-http://ww25.district10.com/
District 12-

Class AAA -- through first round

Class AA -- through first round
Class A -- through first round



pahoops.org presents Playoff Time Notes, District 3  Looking at the past

Saturday from the Giant Center
District Three Basketball Championships were decided on Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. in 2013
Harrisburg won the 4-A boys game in overtime. Before the game courtside, pahoops.org took this photo (left) of Coach Smallwood. This was ...the conversation:
pahoops- "Coach, we want a photo of the winning coach."
Smallwood-"I like that idea!"
After the girls 3-A game, Todd McCall of Channel 27 interviewed the winning Palmyra coach, Ron Berman. It was the first District Championship in the history of Palmyra girl's basketball. Now its on to the state playoffs for all the districts in the quest for the State Championship!!

Friday from the Giant Center
Earl Whitemore, Lebanon Daily News
he has covered Penn State football for years and the District playoffs.  At age 86, he has seen a lot of players, a lot of games, and a lot of district championships-one of the deans of sports reporting!

Three 2013 District Basketball Champions were crowned Friday night at the Giant Center in Hershey (PA). Lebanon Catholic nipped Greenwood 52-51 for the Class A title. Andrew Austin put a rebound back in the basket at the buzzer and Delo...ne Catholic staged a dramatic 58-56 win over Trinity for the Class AA crown. And in the nightcap, the Wilson (West Lawn) girls defeated Central Dauphin 57-46 in the AAAA girls' basketball championship game. Coach Doug Myer attributed his team’s defensive efforts in the second half for the Wilson victory and District title. Find more info at www.pahoops.orgSee More

The Lebanon Beavers

Thursday from the Giant Center

Tom Prystal traveled from his home in Auburn (NY) to witness history with the York Catholic girls winning their 8th straight Class 2-A District Championship in Pennsylvania. Pictured here with Coach Kevin Bankos, the York Catholic coach who has crafted the outstanding District Championship record with the Fighting Irish girls. Box score and game news from Penn Live
Class A Championship: Steel-High 76, Halifax 27

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Class AA Championship: York Catholic 56, Delone Catholic 38
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Tom Prystal was at the District 3 Class A Finals on Thursday seen here congratulating the Pennsylvania Player of the Year, Malia Tate-Defretas of Steel High.  Malia is the only player in Pennsylvania this year to go over 3,000 points. She will attend Hampton University.  Find where Malia stands on the Pennsylvania all-time scoring list  HERE
Wednesday from the Giant Center   Wednesday nights action featured some of the areas most seasoned and successful coaches in District 3 and the state of Pennsylvania, and the teams they lead- Jim Dooley at Delone Catholic, Ron Berman at Palmyra and Larry Kostelac Jr. at Trinity, and all three came up big winners in the District 3 Semi-finals.

Coach Jim Dooley, Delone Catholic Double AA
His Squires defeated Camp Hill 69-59 in a hard fought game and it earned for Coach Dooley win #700 in his storied career directing high school basketball teams. He was presented with a plaque following the game and everyone wore a "Dooley 700" t-shirt.  Penn Live BOX SCORE


A plaque for Dooley recognizing the 700 wins


pahoops says "hats off" to the hard work by the PIAA basketball officials who work the games

Coach Larry Kostelac, Trinity  Double AA
The Trinity boys ran roughshod over Columbia 69-33.  Trinity won three straight 3-AA titles from 2008, 2009 and 2010. Last year, they played in AAA.
Penn Live   BOXSCORE
Coach Ron Berman, Palmyra  Triple AAA
The Palmyra girls remain unbeaten with at 44-29 win over Gettysburg.  Even with injuries Palmyra remains one of the state's only unbeaten teams.
Penn Live   BOX SCORE

Monday from the Giant Center

Two was the magic number! 
Donegal jumped out to a big lead and Berks Catholic Coach Snip Easterly took two first quarter timeouts, then in the second quarter, Mike Miller hit two treys for Berks and Connor Jack also hit two treys for Berks, and the deficit was erased.  Then with less than a minute Cooper Kutz stepped to the foul line two times for a one-and -one to seal the 41-38 win for Berks Catholic over Donegal in a AAA semi-final.
Girls AAAA, Central Dauphin 52 Dover 39
Pahoops.org  tips their hat to Central Dauphin coach Karen Hicks.  She had her Lady Rams playing great defense, she denied Dover's super star Alayah Hall, and her offense fed the post taking advantage of mismatches.  It was a great game plan and a great team effort in the AAAA semifinal game and the #4 seed Central Dauphin defeated the #1 seed Dover.
Some you win and some you lose, and some you really lose! 
Barrage, deluge, inundation, landslide, avalanche, no a basketball game at Steel High Saturday  (2/23/13)  when the Steel High girls ran over Veritas Academy 112-26.  It was not the worst score in Pennsylvania basketball history, in 2000,  the boys at Halifax drubbed West Snyder  148- 32 and four years later West Snyder High School slipped out existence.  The record blowouts were:
1918: West Virginia-Shinnston 136 Weirton 0
1924: Connecticut-Meriden Washington 148 South Norwalk 0
Alluwe shutout Chelsea, OK. 106 to 0,

Who is still undefeated?

New Castle (24-0) New Castle 87, Gateway 55 — Shawn Anderson had 26 points to lead the winners (Pittsburgh Post Gazette,  2/24/13)
Palmyra Girls (26-0) Palmyra 72 Eastern York 63 (OT) - with their top player out injured they trailed by 14 at the end of the first quarter, trailed by 10 with less than four minutes, but Coach Ron Berman rallied his team to tie and then win in overtime!  (2/24/13)
Big playoff performances
 Dan Reichenbach, Salisbury hit an improbable 30-foot desperation shot at the buzzer in overtime, giving the Falcons a 57-55 upset over Wilson in the District 11 Class AAA boys quarterfinals at Catasauqua High School. (Easton Express Times, 2/23/13)
Ciara Gregory, Jeannette Three days after scoring 41 in a first-round win, Gregory poured in 35 points to help the Jayhawks (17-6) rally from a 27-13 second-quarter deficit to win, 64-56, Friday night against Deer Lakes (20-4) (Pittsburgh Post Gazete, 2/23/13)
Coaches also advance
Bishop McCort ramped up its defensive intensity in the second half to force 14 turnovers and give coach Pat Hollern his 200th career coaching win in the process as the Crimson Crushers prevailed 56-44 over Central in the first round of the District 6 Class AA playoffs. (Johnstown Tribune Democrat, 2/20/13)

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