D9sports.com Picks Top Five PIAA Hoops Moments for District 9 Teams Since 2001

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With the PIAA playoffs starting Friday, we take a look at our top five favorite moments during the D9Sports.com Era (2001-present) of District 9 teams in the PIAA playoffs.

5. Smethport stuns Tyler Boyd and Clairton

March 12, 2013 – Trailing by two in the fourth quarter, Smethport, which finished fourth in District 9, used a 9-2 run to take a five-point lead on its way to beating Clairton 37-35 in the PIAA second round. The little team from Route 6 beat Clairton, which featured soon-to-be NFL draft pick Tyler Boyd as well as other talented players. Zach Smith, who played two great seasons at Pitt-Bradford before transferring to main campus this season (he was forced to sit out by NCAA rules) led the Hubbers with 19 points.

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4. Elk County Catholic wins the state title

March 24, 2006 – Elk County Catholic completed one of the greatest seasons in District 9 history ending a perfect 33-0 campaign with a 71-61 win over Bishop Hannan in the PIAA championship game. It was the first PIAA hoops title for a D9 boys teams 26 years. Jesse Bosnik had a fantastic game with 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists while Kevin Genevro scored 20 points and Josh Salter 17 for the Crusaders.

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See the rest of the Top 5 here.


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