PIAA Basketball Championship Matchups Set

Posted on Mar 21 2017 - 10:50pm by D9Sports

HERSHEY, Pa. – The PIAA basketball championship matchups are set.

The expanded classifications – from four to six this year – didn’t solve the long-time debate between traditional public schools and Catholic, private, charter, magnet schools.

Of the 24 teams playing for state titles, nine are traditional public schools, 10 are Catholic schools, two are charter schools, one is a magnet school and one is a five-day boarding school.

Only two of the 12 games feature public schools battling each other and both come in the largest classification, 6A, with Reading taking on Pine-Richland in the boys’ title game and Boyertown facing North Allegheny in the girls’ championship contest.

BOYS

PIAA Class 1A Championship

1-1 Girard College vs. 10-1 Kennedy Catholic – 2 p.m., Thursday, March 23

PIAA Class 2A Championship

12-2 Constitution vs. 7-1 Sewickley Academy – 2 p.m. Friday, March 24

PIAA Class 3A Championship

12-1 Neumann-Goretti vs. 7-2 Lincoln Park – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23

PIAA Class 4A Championship

12-1 Imhotep vs. 10-1 Erie Strong Vincent – 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25

PIAA Class 5A Championship

12-1 Archbishop Wood vs. 10-1 Meadville – 8 p.m., Friday, March 24

PIAA Class 6A Championship

3-3 Reading vs. 7-1 Pine-Richland

GIRLS

PIAA Class 1A Championship

3-1 Lebanon Catholic vs. 6-2 Juniata Valley – Noon, Friday, March 24

PIAA Class 2A Championship

11-1 Minersville vs. 6-1 Bishop McCort – Noon, Thursday, March 23

PIAA Class 3A Championship

12-1 Neumann-Goretti vs. 7-1 Bishop Canevin – Noon, Saturday, March 25

PIAA Class 4A Championship

11-1 Bethlehem Catholic vs. 10-1 Villa Maria – 6 p.m., Thursday, March 23

PIAA Class 5A Championship

12-1 Archbishop Wood vs. 7-3 Trinity – 6 p.m., Saturday, March 25

PIAA Class 6A Championship

1-6 Boyertown vs. 7-1 North Allegheny – 6 p.m. Friday, March 24