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State basketball rankings ..... live blog tonight

Written by Mike White on .

Varsity Blog "programming" note. I will have a live blog from tonight's West Mifflin vs. South Fayette WPIAL basketball playoff game, and from tomorrow's Fox Chapel-Hempfield game. I like to include  score updates from other games. If you have a score update, tweet @mwhiteburgh or tweet with #wpial. To email score updates, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


I would say West Mifflin vs. South Fayette is one of the most interesting first-round boys playoff games tonight. Ambridge vs. Montour also is a little intriguing.

West Mifflin-South Fayette is interesting in this respect. Both coaches have sons playing who lead the teams in scoring. For West Mifflin, it's coach Lance Maha and son, Ryan. For South Fayette, it's coach Rich Bonnaure and son, Evan.

I wonder if senior guard Zach Challingsworth might end up having a big impact on this game for South Fayette. He is a Pitt football recruit.

Rankings

LLhoops.com has released its state rankings for this week. These are done regardless of classification.

Here are the Harrisburg Patriot-News/Pennlive.com state rankings for boys basketball. Someone asked me recently why I never put the girls state rankings on this blog. The Patriot-News stopped doing girls state rankings this season.

CLASS AAAA

 

No.  School                                        Rec    Pvs

1.     Chester (1)                                  20-3      1

2.     Lower Merion (1)                          22-2      2

3.     Harrisburg (3)                              22-2      3

4.     McCaskey (3)                               23-2      4

5.     New Castle (7)                             22-0      5

6.     Cathedral Prep (10)                      20-2      6

7.     Williamsport (4)                           19-2      7

8.     St. Joseph’s Prep (12)                   19-4      8

9.     Martin Luther King (12)                 23-2      9

10.   York (3)                                       23-2    10

Honorable mention: Abington (1) 19-4, Central Bucks South (1) 15-8, Coatesville (1) 19-6, Freedom (11) 15-8, Gateway (7) 15-5, Great Valley (1) 24-1, Hampton (7) 19-4, Hatboro-Horsham (1) 18-5, Liberty (11) 17-7, Methacton (1) 21-4, Norristown (1) 20-3, North Allegheny (7) 19-3, Parkland (11) 17-7, Penn Wood (1) 16-7, Pocono Mountain West (11) 20-4, Ridley (1) 18-7, Roman Catholic (12) 18-5, Seneca Valley (7) 16-7, Souderton (1) 16-7, State College (6) 15-7, Upper Darby (1) 16-7, Upper St. Clair (7) 20-3.

 

CLASS AAA

 

No.  School                                             Rec     Pvs

1.     Imhotep Charter (12)                        21-4        1

2.     Neumann-Goretti (12)                       18-5        2

3.     Allentown Central Cath (11)               20-3        3

4.     Archbishop Carroll  (12)                     19-4        4

5.     Susquehanna Twp (3)                        22-2        5

6.     Abington Heights (2)                          21-2        6

7.     Mars (7)                                           19-3        7

8.     Berks Catholic (3)                              22-3        8

9.     Chartiers Valley (7)                            19-3        9

10.   Montour (7)                                       18-4      10

Honorable mention: Beaver Area (7) 17-3, Bishop McDevitt (3) 16-6, Central Valley (7) 16-6, Danville (4) 19-4, Donegal (3) 23-1, GAR Memorial (2) 14-8, General McLane (10) 17-5, Gettysburg (3) 16-7, Girard (10) 18-4, Glen Mills (1) 13-9, Greencastle-Antrim (3) 16-5, Hickory (10) 19-3, Holy Ghost Prep (1) 17-7, Palmyra (3) 15-7, Philly Electrical (12) 14-11, Pottsville (11) 20-4, Steel-High (3) 19-5, Thomas Jefferson (7) 16-6, Uniontown (7) 16-3, West Mifflin (7) 16-5, Wilson Area (11) 22-2.

 

CLASS AA

 

No.  School                                            Rec    Pvs

1.     Beaver Falls (7)                               19-3       1

2.     Greensburg Central Cath (7)             21-1       2

3.     Meyers (2)                                      20-2        3

4.      Jeannette (7)                                  17-4       4

5.     West Middlesex (10)                         19-3       6

6.     Communications Tech (12)               18-6        7

7.     Holy Cross (2)                                 19-5        5

8.     Trinity (3)                                        16-6       8

9.     Loyalsock (4)                                   21-3       9

10.   Lewisburg (4)                                  21-3      10

Honorable mention: Bald Eagle Area (6) 20-2, Bellwood-Antis (6) 20-3, Bishop McCort (6) 15-7, Calvary Christian (1) 19-6, Catasauqua (11) 16-6, Constitution (12) 16-9, Dunmore (2) 14-7, Elk Lake (2) 18-4, Lakeview (10) 19-3, Mercyhurst Prep (10) 15-7, Mid Valley (2) 20-4, Notre Dame-Green Pond (11) 13-10, Penn Cambria (6) 17-4, Quaker Valley (7) 18-4, Riverside (2) 15-7, Seton-La Salle (7) 20-2, Sto-Rox (7) 14-8, Tyrone (6) 17-5, Wellsboro (4) 21-1.

 

CLASS A

 

No.  School                                                   Rec    Pvs

1.     Vaux (12)                                              18-7       2

2.     Math, Civics & Sciences (12)                    23-2       1

3.     Lincoln Park (7)                                      17-5       3

4.     Vincentian (7)                                         22-1       5

5.     Church Farm (1)                                     18-6       4

6.     Bishop Carroll (6)                                   19-4       6

7.     Johnsonburg (9)                                     22-2       7

8.     Smethport (9)                                        21-1       9

9.     Ridgway (9)                                           19-4       8

10.   St. John Neumann (4)                             21-2      10

Honorable mention: A-C Valley (9) 19-4, Bishop Guilfoyle (6) 17-5, Clairton (7) 14-6, Clarion (9) 15-7, Delco Christian (1) 17-7, Elk County Catholic (9) 18-6, Greenwood (3) 19-3, Homer-Center (6) 17-5, Kennedy Catholic (10) 15-5, Lebanon Catholic (3) 15-7, Lourdes Regional (4) 17-5, Mahanoy Area (11) 18-5, Marian Catholic (11) 17-5, Muncy (4) 16-6, New Hope Academy (3) 16-4, North Catholic (7) 15-5, North Clarion (9) 22-1, Our Lady of Sacred Heart (7) 19-4, Pius X (11) 18-2, Sankofa (12) 13-11, Shade (5) 22-1, Shanksville-Stonycreek (5) 19-3, Sullivan County (4) 20-2, Union Area (7

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