PIAA Postpones Championship Basketball to Next Week


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (D9Sports) – The PIAA Wednesday postponed its 2018 basketball championships from Thursday, Friday and Saturday to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday due to the winter storm that has severely impacted travel throughout many regions of the state.

Wednesday’s announcement comes on the heels of an announcement Tuesday of many semifinal games being postponed from Tuesday to Thursday. Those games have been moved again, this time to Saturday.

“With 10 semifinal contests that remain to be played and poor weather conditions, it’s in the best interest of the schools and their communities that we afford them safe travel conditions and ample turnaround before the championship games,” a statement from the PIAA said.

All championship games that were set for Thursday, March 22, will now be played Monday, March 26. All games that were set for Friday, March 23 will now be Tuesday, March 27, and all games set for Saturday, March 24, will now be Wednesday, March 28.

The PIAA says that all respective original tickets will be honored on the new dates. There is no word from the PIAA if people who bought tickets for the weekend in advance will be able to get a refund.

The games that were set from Thursday were Class 2A girls, Class 1A boys, Class 3A girls and Class 4A boys.

Friday’s game were supposed to be 1A girls, 6A girls, 2A boys and 5A boys.

The Saturday games were scheduled to be 4A girls, 5A girls, 3A boys and 6A boys.

The Championship Finals schedule will be as follows:

Monday, March 26th:

2A Girls- Noon
1A Boys – 2 p.m.
3A Girls – 6 p.m.
4A Boys – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27th:

1A Girls – Noon
2A Boys – 2 p.m.
6A Girls – 6 p.m.
5A Boys – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28th:

4A Girls – Noon
3A Boys – 2 p.m.
5A Girls – 6 p.m.
6A Boys – 8 p.m.

The following semifinal games have been postponed to Saturday, March 24th due to inclement weather conditions:

1A Girls – Lebanon Catholic vs. Jenkintown @ Downingtown West HS @ 1 p.m.
4A Girls – Lancaster Catholic vs. Bonner Prendergast @ Downingtown West HS @ 2:30 pm
4A Girls – Berks Catholic vs. Cardinal Wuerl NC @ State College HS @ 2:30 p.m.
5A Girls – Southern Lehigh vs. Archbishop Wood @ Souderton HS @ 2 p.m.
5A Girls – Archbishop Carroll vs. Mars @ State College HS @ 1 p.m.
2A Boys – Holy Cross vs. Constitution @ Freedom HS @ 2:30 p.m.
3A Boys – Neumann-Goretti vs. Trinity @ Governor Mifflin Interm. School @ 3 p.m.
3A Boys – Lancaster Mennonite vs. Richland @ Chambersburg HS @ 2:30 pm
6A Boys – Hazleton vs. Lincoln @ Freedom HS @ 1 p.m.
6A Boys – Roman Catholic vs. Pine Richland @ Chambersburg HS @ 1 p.m.


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