Monday, July 6, 2015

PIAA basketball playoffs tip off with play-in games

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Thirteen up, how far will they go?

The kinda-in portion of the PIAA state basketball playoffs takes place tomorrow tonight, then the real stuff begins later this week.

A baker's dozen of District 12 teams will be involved - two in Class A, three in AAA and four apiece in AA and AAAA. There are five official rounds, though two of the 13 teams will first have to fight their way through play-in encounters.

In tomorrow night's play-ins, A runner-up Constitution will travel to Millersburg, near Harrisburg, for a 7 o'clock meeting and Ben Franklin, 12's No. 3 seed, will take a short trek to 40th and Parkside, near the zoo, where it will meet Devon Prep, 7:30, at The School of the Future. (Goofy name, right? Join us in just calling it Future.)

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The other teams must bide their time until Friday (A-AAA) and Saturday (AA-AAAA).

SCHEDULE

TOMORROW/PLAY-IN

CLASS A

Constitution (12-2) at Millersburg (3-4), 7

CLASS AA

Devon Prep (1-2) vs. Franklin (12-3), at Future, 7:30

FRIDAY/FIRST ROUND

CLASS A

Winner of 1-3/2-2 vs. MC&S, at Southern, 7:30

Possible game involving Constitution, depends upon tomorrow's result

CLASS AAA

Springfield Delco (1-2) vs. Dobbins (12-2), at Southern, 6

Susquehanna Twp. (3-5) vs. N-G (12-1), at Ryan, 7

Holy Ghost Prep (1-1) vs. Carroll (12-3), at Norristown, 8

SATURDAY/FIRST ROUND

CLASS AA

Tri-Valley (11-2) vs. West Catholic (12-2), at Carroll, 2:30

Trinity (3-1) vs. Straw. Mansion (12-4), at Enola, 4:30

Hanover (3-3) vs. Imhotep (12-1), at Southern, 5

Possible game involving Franklin, depends upon tomorrow's result

CLASS AAAA

Neshaminy (1-6) vs. Bartram (12-2), at Southern, 2

Souderton (1-4) vs. Roman (12-3), at Norristown, 2

Chester (1-8) vs. La Salle (12-1), at Carroll, 4:30

Whitehall (11-2) vs. Frankford (12-4), at Allentown Parkland, 4:30

 

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