JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – The AML and the KSAC announced plans for their annual postseason conference basketball playoffs.
(Photo: Justin Miknis and DCC will have the tall task of playing AML North champion Elk County Catholic in the opening round of the AML Playoffs Thursday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
The AML holds a semifinals/championship game format for both the boys and the girls, while the KSAC holds a boys’ and girls’ championship game.
The AML event will start with the boys’ semifinal games on Thursday, February 14. AML South second-place finisher DuBois Central Catholic will play at AML North champion Elk County Catholic at 7:00 p.m., while AML North second-place finisher Johnsonburg will play at AML South champion Ridgway at 7:00 p.m.
The girls’ semifinal contests will be held on Friday, February 15. AML South second-place finisher Ridgway will travel to AML North champion Kane, while AML North second-place finisher Johnsonburg will travel to AML South champion DuBois Central Catholic. Both of those games are also at 7:00 p.m.
The championship games will be on Saturday, February 16, at St. Marys High School. The girls’ title game between the semifinal winners will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ title game at 8:00 p.m.
The KSAC girls’ game will be a rematch of last year’s title game featuring KSAC South champion A-C Valley and KSAC North champion North Clarion. That game will be played at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Keystone High School.
North Clarion is looking for its third straight KSAC Title while playing in its fourth consecutive KSAC Title Game. A-C Valley has never won a KSAC Title Game and is playing in its second straight.
The boys’ game will be a rematch of the 2017 title game featuring KSAC South Champion Keystone against KSAC North champion Clarion-Limestone. That game will be played at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Clarion High School.
Keystone won the title two years ago over C-L, while C-L beat Karns City for last year’s title.
Doors will open both days at 5:50 p.m. Cost will be $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and senior citizens and children under the age of 4 are admitted free. No KSAC, District 9 or season passes will be accepted. Proceeds from the game go toward KSAC Scholarships and Awards.