Three teams remain in the PIAA basketball playoffs from the Tri-County area after a 3-3 first round from the area on Friday and Saturday.

The Elk County Catholic boys were 66-40 winners over Jamestown in the Class A playoffs, while the Brookville girls defeated Northwestern, 53-46, in the 3A first round on Friday. Both teams will play in the second round on Tuesday evening.

The Ridgway boys, which defeated North Penn-Mansfield, 55-42, on Saturday, will be playing on Wednesday evening.

Here is a look at Tuesday’s games:

(9-1) Elk County Catholic

vs. (6-1) Bishop Carroll

The Crusaders had little trouble in advancing into the second round with a dominating win over Jamestown on Friday, while Bishop Carroll defeated Imani Christian Academy, 85-76.

The Huskies (18-8) are no stranger to putting up big offensive numbers as they’ve put up at least 60 points in half (13-of-26) of their games this season.

Sophomore Tristan McDannell leads Bishop Carroll in scoring with 15.6 points per game, while senior Ben Eckenrode is averaging 11.6 points per game.

The two teams are no stranger to each other either as the Crusaders defeated Bishop Carroll, 56-50, in the first round of the state tournament in 2015. That year, ECC was the third place team out of District 9 and the Huskies were the District 6 champion.

After a one-year hiatus of missting the tournament last year, Bishop Carroll is back in the PIAA Tournament after being in states every year from 2011 to 2016.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday from Punxsutawney High School.

(9-1) Brookville

vs. (7-2) East


The Lady Raiders eked out the win over Northwestern on Friday evening and will now see the WPIAL runner-up on Tuesday in the Lady Wildcats.

Tuesday will easily be Brookville’s biggest challenge of the season as East Allegheny is 25-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming in the District 7 title game against Bishop Canevin (56-52). East Allegheny defeated Central, 54-28, on Friday.

Senior Amani Johnson leads the Lady Wildcats with an amazing 25.6 points per game and has scored 640 points this season. Amaia Johnson has 12.1 points per game as a sophomore, and freshman Abby Henderson has 10.6 points per game.

The defense seems to be just as good for East Allegheny as they’ve held their opponents under 30 points in 12 games this season.

Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday from Armstrong High School in Kittanning.

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