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 Madison Cable has played in the Final Four three times, with tonight's tilt against Connecticut being her second NCAA title game.

From Mt. Lebanon to Notre Dame, Madison Cable's career marked by title games

The former Mt. Lebanon High School star has been on teams that have played for championships for six of the past seven years.

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 The 2015 Fabulous Five boys and girls: Front row: Vincentian's Brenna Wise, Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell, Blackhawk's Chassidy Omogrosso; back row: Aliquippa's Stephon McGinnis, North Allegheny's Cole Constantino, Burrell's Sydney Bordonaro, Hempfield's Kason Harrell, Carlynton's Conor Richardson, Ambridge's Daylon Carter and Norwin's Alayna Gribble.

Post-Gazette's 2015 Boys Fabulous Five

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top basketball players from the 2014-15 season.

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 The 2015 Fabulous Five boys and girls: Front row: Vincentian's Brenna Wise, Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell, Blackhawk's Chassidy Omogrosso; back row: Aliquippa's Stephon McGinnis, North Allegheny's Cole Constantino, Burrell's Sydney Bordonaro, Hempfield's Kason Harrell, Carlynton's Conor Richardson, Ambridge's Daylon Carter and Norwin's Alayna Gribble.

Post-Gazette's 2015 Girls Fabulous Five

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top basketball players from the 2014-15 season.

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 In his second season as Aliquippa coach, Nick Lackovich led the Quips to a 29-1 record with a WPIAL Class AA title.

Boys coach of the year: Quips mentor endured tragedy in great season

It was the best season of Nick Lackovich's coaching career, but also the toughest.

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 Vincentian Coach Ron Moncrief after win over Old Forge in the PIAA Championship game March 22, 2014 at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Girls coach of the year: Mission accomplished for this program builder

When Ron Moncrief took over as coach of the Vincentian Academy girls basketball team for the 2006-07 season, his goal was to build an

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WPIAL stars land first-team all-state selections in basketball

Four WPIAL basketball stars hit the 2,000-career point mark this season and made first team all-state, too.

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Boys Basketball: 2014-15 Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

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Girls Basketball: 2014-15 Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

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Boys Basketball: 2014-15 All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

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Girls Basketball: 2014-15 All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

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East Xtra: Fabulous Five boys basketball all-stars

Here are the top five boys basketball players from the east area as chosen by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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East Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

Here are the top five girls basketball players from the east area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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West Xtra: Fabulous Five boys basketball all-stars

Here are the top boys basketball players in the west area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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West Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

Here are the top five girls basketball players in the west area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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North Xtra: Fabulous Five boys basketball all-stars

Here are the top five boys basketball players in the north area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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North Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

Here are the top girls basketball players in the north area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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South Xtra: Fabulous Five boys basketball all-stars

Here are the top five boys basketball players in the south area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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South Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

Here are the top five girls basketball players in the south area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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Roundball Classic bigger, better than ever at Geneva

This year's event is bigger than ever with boys and girls all-star games being played over two days.

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 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman and her teammates react after losing to Neumann-Goretti, 79-34, in the PIAA Class AA championship last Friday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

South Xtra: Bitter sweet ending for Seton-LaSalle

Rebels’ seniors didn’t end their careers the way they wanted to, but in some ways, that’s beside the point for coach Spencer Stefko.

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 A loss in the PIAA Class AAAA semi­fi­nals couldn't spoil Norwin's season, which included a celebration by Taylor Ingel, left, and Danielle McMaster after defeating Penn Hills in the WPIAL class AAAA championship.

East Xtra: Norwin upbeat despite loss in PIAA final

Girls basketball team disappointed, but still has WPIAL championship under its belt.

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 Aliquippa's Jassir Jordan shows his disappointment with losing in the PIAA Class AA championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Jordan scored 13 points in the loss.

West Xtra: Aliquippa's first loss comes at wrong time

Slow start proves costly as Quips fall in PIAA Class AA championship.

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 Vincentian players celebrate after defeating Old Forge, 86-38, in the PIAA Class A championship Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

North Xtra: Vincentian saves its best for last

The exploits of this Royals team, led by do-it-all senior Brenna Wise, will not soon be forgotten in WPIAL girls basketball lore.

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 Chassidy Omogrosso led Blackhawk to a PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday against Archbishop Wood.

High school basketball notebook: Success follows Blackhawk's Steve Lodovico

Lodovico is believed to be the first person from the WPIAL to win two PIAA championships in a row as a player and two in a row as a coach.

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 Blackhawk players celebrate after defeating Archbishop Wood, 46-40, in the PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

Blackhawk girls win second PIAA title in row

The Cougars defeated Archbishop Wood, 46-40, in the PIAA Class AAA girls basketball championship.

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 Aliquippa's Stephon McGinnis walks off the court after his team lost to Conwell-Egan 51-62 in the PIAA Class AA Championship Game at Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday.

Comeback falls short as Aliquippa loses to Conwell-Egan in PIAA Class AA championship

Aliquippa was trying to become only the 13th boys team in WPIAL history to win a PIAA title with an undefeated record.

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 Vincentian players celebrate after defeating Old Forge 86-38 in the PIAA Class A Championship Game at Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday.

Wise leads Vincentian to 86-38 win over Old Forge for PIAA girls Class A championship

Brenna Wise’s triple double powers Royals to 86-38 drubbing of Old Forge in Class A championship.

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PIAA basketball roundup: Little goes right for Farrell boys

Farrell ran into a buzzsaw in the PIAA Class A final, falling to a dominant Constitution team, 54-25.

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Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 21

Box scores from Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

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 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman and her teammates fell to Neumann-Goretti 79-34 in the PIAA Class AA title game in Hershey today.

Seton-LaSalle neutralized in PIAA title game

Class AA girls championship: Neumann-Goretti put on one of the most impressive performances in PIAA history by beating Seton-LaSalle, 79-34.

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 Aliquippa's Jordan Jassir drives to the basket in the PIAA semifinal vs. West Middlesex Tuesday at New Castle.

Varsity Xtra: Under the radar -- Aliquippa undefeated & unknown

Quips overlooked despite 29-0 mark; poised to match New Castle’s perfect season.

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 Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso plays tight defense against South Fayette’s Autumn Mozick during the WPIAL AAA girls basketball championship, Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Title query: Can you repeat that, please?

The defending PIAA Class AAA, AA and A girls champions are from the WPIAL and are one victory away from a repeat.

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 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman drives against Bishop Canevin's Erin Joyce in the WPIAL class AA championship last month at the Petersen Events Center.

Daunting challenge confronts Rebels -- nation's No. 1 team

It's appropriate Seton-LaSalle is playing in an arena named the Giant Center today, because the Rebels have a giant challenge at hand.

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 Vincentian's Brenna Wise, left, is guarded by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Sam Breen in a game in January. The two teams met in the WPIAL Class A girls championship in February and Vincentian won the title, 74-35.

Royals, Wise on quest to finish remarkable run on a high note

No matter the gender or classification, no squad has been more dominant this postseason than the Vincentian Academy girls basketball team.

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 Vincentian’s Lexi Griggs blocks a shot attempt by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Ashley Robbins (35) during a game in January at North Allegheny. Vincentian won the game, 72-44.

North Xtra: Vincentian advances to PIAA title game

Girls basketball team storms Blairsville, 63-37, to improve to 29-1.

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North Xtra: It's time for the Bradleys

One guy picks his area postseason basketball awards.

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 John Castello of Mars Area is defended by Lavontae Martin of Highlands during a game earlier this season. Mars won the game, 61-60.

North Xtra: Landmark season ends for Mars

Boys basketball team falls in PIAA quarterfinals, but future is bright.

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 North Allegheny's Curtis Aiken goes up for a shot against Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship at Petersen Events Center.

North Xtra: North Allegheny closes book on successful run

Tigers post most victories in school history but miss out on elusive WPIAL title.

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South Xtra: Presenting the Bradleys once again

Here is one guy’s take on the 2014-15 high school basketball season.

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 Mt Lebanon's Jonny David drives against Chartiers Valley during PIAA playoff game.

South Xtra: Coach has a fondness for this Mt. Lebanon team

Joe David said he is finding it particularly difficult to say goodbye to his Mt. Lebanon basketball team.

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South Xtra: Junior guard plays key role in Seton-LaSalle's quest for a state title repeat

Shaunay Edmonds is Seton-LaSalle’s second option at point guard, but her teammates trust her in that role.

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 Allderdice's Timothy Jackson goes up for a shot against Mt. Lebanon's Eddie Jenkins in a PIAA quarterfinal game at North Allegheny.

East Xtra: Allderdice's impressive run ends

Dragons bow to Philadelphia power Martin Luther King in PIAA semifinals.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Romano Sebastiani drives against Tre Tipton of Apollo-Ridge in the second half of a game earlier this season.

East Xtra: Greensburg CC wraps up quality season

Centurions finish with loss in PIAA quarterfinals.

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East Xtra: It's time for the Bradleys

One guy picks his area postseason basketball awards.

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East Xtra: Norwin's great run ends in PIAA semifinals

WPIAL champion girls basketball team falls to Cumberland Valley, 56-40.

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West Xtra: Presenting the Bradleys . . . one more time

Here is one guy’s take on the 2014-15 high school basketball season.

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 Aliquippa coach Nick Lackovich talks with Jassir Jordan as they play against Redbank Valley in a PIAA quarterfinal game Saturday at Plum.  Aliquippa won the game, 70-36.

West Xtra: Quips going by the motto 'Just win'

Aliquippa is undefeated at 29-0, but a state championship, not an unbeaten record, is the main focus.

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 Blackhawk's Courtney Vannoy (with ball) is one of five starters averaging doubled digits in scoring.

West Xtra: Blackhawk girls continue their march to repeating state title

As focused as can be, the Blackhawk girls have their second PIAA title in a row within their grasp.

4 weeks ago


Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 20

Box scores from Friday, Mar. 20, 2015

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