Three-peat WPIAL championship for New Castle basketball team

Saturday, March 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP & WCN Staff))-- It's a third year in a row as WPIAL boy's basketball champs for the Red Hurricanes of New Castle.  The ‘Canes defeated Hampton 55-49.  New Castle comes home from the Saturday night championship with an undefeated season, 26-0. 

For the past three years New Castle and Hampton have faced each other in the end of season playoffs.  Each time New Castle has walked away with the WPIAL championship.

The Palumbo Center at Duquesne University was packed and included high profile sports celebrities form the ‘Burg.  Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in the stands.  So was Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon.

Meanwhile in girls basketball action, Mercer County's Hickory High School took home the D-10 AAA championship.  The Hickory girls took down Villa Maria Academy in a score of 39-24.

Here's the complete list of Pennsyhlvania high school basketball playoff scores from Saturday night:
District I Tournament
Spring-Ford 65, Central Bucks West 51

Class A Championship
Church Farm School 68, Phil-Montgomery Christian 60

Class AAAChampionship
Holy Ghost Prep 65, Lower Moreland 47

District II Tournament
Class AA
Third Place
Mid Valley 60, Riverside 57

Championship
Wilkes-Barre Meyers 58, Scranton Holy Cross 49

District III Tournament
Class AAAA Championship
York 54, Cedar Crest 52

District IV Tournament
Class A
Third Place
Galeton 57, Mansfield 46, OT

Class AA
Third Place
Towanda 57, Southern Columbia 50

Championship
Lewisburg 61, Loyalsock 45

Class AAA Championship
Shamokin 59, Central Columbia 40

District IX Tournament
Class A Consolation
Johnsonburg 57, Clarion-Limestone 54

Championship
Ridgway 48, Elk County Catholic 41

District VI Tournament
Class AAA Championship
Somerset 69, Huntingdon 62

District X Tournament
Class AAAA Championship
Erie McDowell 64, Dubois 48

District XI Tournament
Class AA Championship
Notre Dame-Green Pond 82, Catasauqua 71

Class AAAA Consolation Final
Stroudsburg 67, Liberty 64

Championship
Parkland 60, Emmaus 33

WPIAL Tournament
Class AA Championship
Seton-LaSalle 52, Greensburg Central Catholic 51

Class AAAA Championship
New Castle 55, Hampton 49


GIRLS' BASKETBALL
District 1 -4A Playback 9/10
Final
Garnet Valley 47, Methacton 41

District I Tournament
Class A Championship
Phil-Montgomery Christian 36, Jenkintown 31

Class AA Championship
St. Basil 51, Christopher Dock 23

Class AAA Championship
Radnor 34, Villa Maria Academy 30

Class AAAA Fifth Place
Central Bucks West 74, Abington 52

Third Place
Mount St. Joseph 60, West Chester Rustin 48

Championship
Spring-Ford 34, Mount St. Joseph 33

District II Tournament
Class A Championship
Old Forge 53, Forest City 37

Class AAA Third Place
Holy Redeemer 62, Pittston Area 46

Championship
Scranton Prep 33, Abington Heights 29

District III Tournament
Class AAAChampionship
West Perry 48, Susquehannock 46

District IV Tournament
Class A Championship
Millville 66, Northeast Bradford 36

Class AA
Third Place
Warrior Run 43, Montoursville 37

Championship
Mount Carmel 46, Central Columbia 44

Class AAA Championship
Mifflinburg 48, Danville 36

District IX Tournament
Class A Championship
Clarion 63, Keystone 52

Class AA Championship
Karns City 47, Clarion-Limestone 22

District VI Tournament
Class AA Championship
Bellwood-Antis 59, Juniata 17

Class AAA Championship
Huntingdon 38, Greater Johnstown 35

District X Tournament
Class A Championship
Kennedy Catholic 49, Cochranton 38

Class AA Third Place
Girard 37, Seneca 36

Championship
General McLane 38, Mercer 31

Class AAA
Third Place
Mercyhurst Prep 51, Slippery Rock 23

Championship
Hickory 39, Villa Maria Academy 24


District XI Tournament
Class A Championship
Marian Catholic 47, Shenandoah Valley 22

Class AAA Championship
Bethlehem Catholic 51, Allentown Central Catholic 41

District XII Tournament
Class AA Championship
Neumann-Goretti 79, Imhotep Charter 34

Class AAA Championship
Archbishop Wood 66, Mastery Charter North 37

Class AAAA
Third Place
Cardinal O'Hara 55, Philadelphia Central 24

WPIAL Tournament
Class A Championship
Vincentian Academy 66, Serra Catholic 46

Class AAA Championship
Blackhawk 62, South Park 55