Lincoln Park Seeks Revenge & Trip To Hershey

Lincoln Park is seeking more than their first trip to the PIAA Basketball Finals since 2014. Their match against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic tonight on Beaver County Radio is a matter of revenge, as the Trojans defeated the Leopards in the 3A WPIAL Championship back on March 2 by a score of 56-51.

Now the two teams, both 24-5, will battle tonight at the Ambridge Fieldhouse for a chance to go to Hershey for the 3A Championship on Thursday at 8:00pm

Tonight’s game will be on Beaver County Radio from Ambridge, with pre-game at 6:30 and tip-off at 7:00.

PIAA 4A Girls’ Quarterfinals: Villa Maria Academy 75, Blackhawk 50

Endings are new beginnings. Time repeats itself. Some things never change.

Whichever cliche you’d like to use, Blackhawk doesn’t want to deal with it again.

Villa Maria Academy, the team that ended the Lady Cougars’ season in the PIAA playoffs in 2016 and started this season by defeating the Lady Cougars at North Allegheny, upped the streak to three by defeating Blackhawk 75-50 in the 4A Girls’ Second Round matchup of the PIAA Basketball Championships.

The Lady Cougars kept it within single digits throughout the first half, but the pedigree of the Lady Victors, along with foul trouble, allowed the District 10 champions to pull away in the second half.

Villa Maria (20-5) will play the winner of CW North Catholic/Punxsutawney in the PIAA 4A Quarterfinals on Saturday. Blackhawk ends its season at 17-10.

The Lady Cougars’ MacKenzie Amalia and The Victors’ Andrea McCormick were selected as the CCBC Players of The Game.

Tom Hays has the stats for beavercountyradio.com.

Blackhawk Girls, Beaver Falls Boys Look To Advance At Sharon

Beaver County Radio invades Sharon High School tonight for a PIAA second-round basketball doubleheader.

At 5:00pm the Blackhawk Lady Cougars (17-9) attempt to get revenge against District 10 champion Villa Maria (19-5), who beat Blackhawk in last year’s PIAA playoffs. Pre-game is at 4:30.

Then at 8:00 the Beaver Falls Tigers (13-9) look to extend Doug Biega’s final run as they face the Boys’ District 10 Champion Erie Strong Vincent (24-3). Pre-game for game #2 is at 7:30.

Other games featuring area teams in the PIAA second round:
BOYS

4A
7-2 Quaker Valley
10-2 Grove City Eagles
@ North Allegheny HS
8:00pm

3A
7-5 Riverside
6-1 Central Cambria
@ Armstrong HS
5:00pm

7-2 Lincoln Park
10-1 Greenville
@ New Castle HS
7:00pm

2A
7-1 Sewickley Academy
6-2 Bishop Guilfoyle
@ Hempfield HS
8:00pm

6-1 Bishop McCort
7-2 OLSH
@ Norwin HS
6:30pm

GIRLS

3A
7-3 Carlynton
7-5 Riverside
@ Ambridge HS
6:30pm

2A
7-3 OLSH
7-5 Leechburg
@ Canon-McMillan HS
6:00pm

1A
7-2 Cornell
9-1 North Clarion
@ Slippery Rock University
6:00pm

Steelers to sign Justin Hunter

The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth to the wide receiver position today by signing  a former Buffalo Bill who is a second round pick in Justin Hunter. While Hunters numbers aren’t significant since entering the league in 2013 he will provide the down field threat the Steelers desperately need with the departure of Marcus Wheaton for Chicago.

In other news after visiting with the Steelers and Jets Dont’a Hightower has opted to stay with the New England Patriots . His agent announced he will be signing a contract worth 43.5 million over four years with  19 million guaranteed.