WPIAL First Round Playoff Basketball: February 15, 2019

The Aliquippa girls face off against Ellis School on Beaver County Radio tonight at 6:30 from Fox Chapel. Pregame on the air and on TribLive is at 6:00. Local area teams below are listed in boldface.

GIRLS (All games in Class 2A)

Aliquippa vs. Ellis School [at Fox Chapel]
South Side Beaver vs. Riverview [at Hampton]
Sto-Rox vs. Serra Catholic [at Peters Twp.]
Winchester-Thurston vs. Frazier [at Charleroi]
Laurel vs. Chartiers-Houston [at Mt. Lebanon]

OLSH vs. Burgettstown [at Peters Twp.]

BOYS (All games in Class 1A)

Leechburg vs. Bishop Canevin [at Fox Chapel]
Union vs. Clairton [at Hampton]
Geibel Catholic vs. Greensburg Central Catholic [at Charleroi]
St. Joseph vs. West Greene [at Mt. Lebanon]

High School Basketball: February 12, 2019


Monday’s Scores
Freedom 62, Western Beaver 45
OLSH 85, New Brighton 53
Erie 63, Lincoln Park 53
Quaker Valley 75, Summit Academy 42
Highlands 66, Beaver 50
Peters Township 60, Central Valley 31
Riverside 67, Union 51
Pine-Richland 93, Sewickley Academy 60

Hopewell at Ellwood City


Monday’s Scores
Lincoln Park 62, Freedom 58
Moon 52, South Side Beaver 45
Riverside 68, Union 42
Neshannock 64, Blackhawk 59
Central Valley 61, Mohawk 33
Mars 76, Rochester 44
Quaker Valley 50, Shady Side Academy 48
Peters Township 83, West Allegheny 49
Quigley Catholic 33, Fort Cherry 28
Avonworth 40, Sewickley Academy 39

High School Basketball: February 11, 2019

ALL games in high school basketball tonight are non-section.


Erie vs. Lincoln Park (at Pine-Richland)
Western Beaver at Freedom

Hopewell at Ellwood City
New Brighton at OLSH
Highlands at Beaver
Quaker Valley at Summit Academy
Peters Township at Central Valley
Union at Riverside

Sewickley Academy at Pine-Richland


Union at Riverside
Quigley Catholic at Fort Cherry

Moon at South Side Beaver
Blackhawk at Neshannock
Central Valley at Mohawk
Rochester at Mars
Sewickley Academy at Avonworth
Quaker Valley at Shady Side Academy
West Allegheny at Peters Township

Lincoln Park at Freedom

Ambridge’s Late Rally Comes up Short!!!

The New Castle Red Hurricane held off a late Ambridge Bridger’s rally to hold on for a  56-48 victory which gave the Red Hurricane the Class 4A Section 2 Championship.

Beaver County Radio’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays carried live coverage of the game on 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and e Trib-Live High School Sports Network.

Photo courtesy of Tom Hays

New Castle held the lead through most of the game. Ambridge fought back in the 4th tying the game at one point. After the Bridger’s tied the game the Red Hurricane went a run and  took the lead back and pulled away down the stretch winning the game by eight points.

New Castle finishes the season with a 10-2 section record and Ambridge falls into a second place tie with Quaker Valley at 9-3 in the section.

All WPIAL teams that have qualified for the playoffs will learn their playoff opponents on Tuesday night this week. Beaver County Radio will carry live coverage of the pairings meeting starting at 7 pm.

CCBC Players of the game are:

New Castle: Sheldon Cox

Ambridge: Aaron Hilzendeger

New Castle vs. Ambridge for the Class 4A Section 2 Title TONIGHT On Beaver county Radio and the Trib-Live Sports Network

Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays WBVP-WMBA

Tune into 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA for a special high school basketball broadcast at 7:05 p.m. tonight, Saturday February 9, 2019.

Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays will have the call of this winner take all Class 4A Section 2 game live from Wright Field House in Ambridge as the Ambridge Bridgers host the New Castle Red Hurricane. The team that comes away with  the win will be crowned the Section Champion this season.  The Red Hurricane beat the Bridgers in their first section match-up 69-49 on January 25, 2019. New Castle is 9-2 in the section with both losses coming at the hands of the Quaker Valley Quakers . New Castle is 15-4 over all. The Bridgers also 9-2 in the section have lost to the Red Hurricane and the Beaver Bobcats for their two section losses. The Bridgers are 14-7 over all. The loser will fall into a 2nd place tie at 9-3 with the Quakers.

If you are unable to listen to the broadcast and want to hear it streaming live over the Trib-Live High School Sports Network  click on the logo below at 7:05 p.m. to hear it streaming Live ……