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WPIAL Announces 2023 Girls Basketball Playoff Pairings



On Monday, the WPIAL announced the 2023 girls’ basketball playoff pairings. The postseason will commence on Thursday and conclude at the Petersen Events Center from March 2-4. 


PIGTAIL, Monday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

No. 9 Butler at Peters Township

QUARTERFINALS, Thursday, Feb. 23

Butler/Peters winner at No. 1 Upper St. Clair

No. 7 Pine-Richland at No. 2 North Allegheny

No. 6 Baldwin at No. 3 Norwin

No. 5 Chartiers Valley at No. 4 Mt. Lebanon

SEMIFINALS, Monday, Feb. 27

Peters/Butler/Upper St. Clair winner vs. Mt. Lebanon/Chartiers Valley winner, TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Semifinal winners, at Petersen Events Center


PIGTAIL, Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

No. 17 Montour at No. 16 Plum

FIRST ROUND, Tuesday, Feb. 21

Montour/Plum winner at No. 1 South Fayette

No. 15 Kiski Area vs. No. 2 Oakland Catholic, at Fox Chapel

No. 14 Penn Hills at No. 3 McKeesport

No. 13 Greater Latrobe at No. 4 Trinity

No.  12 Woodland Hills at No. 5 Armstrong

No. 11 Hampton vs. No. 6 Indiana, at Fox Chapel

No. 10 Lincoln Park vs. No. 7 Mars, at Mt. Lebanon

No. 9 Shaler at No. 8 Penn-Trafford

QUARTERFINALS, Friday, Feb. 24

Montour/Plum/South Fayette winner vs. Penn-Trafford/Shaler winner, TBD

Trinity/Greater Latrobe winner vs. Armstrong/Woodland Hills winner, TBD

Oakland Catholic/Kiski winner vs. Mars/Lincoln Park winner, TBD

McKeesport/Penn Hills winner vs. Indiana/Hampton winner, TBD

SEMIFINALS, Tuesday, Feb. 28

Montour/Plum/South Fayette/Penn-Trafford/Shaler winner vs. Trinity/Greater Latrobe/Armstrong/Woodland Hills winner, TBD

Oakland Catholic/Kiski/Mars/Lincoln Park winner vs. McKeesport/Penn Hills/Indiana/Hampton winner, TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday, March 4, 5 p.m.

Semifinal winners, Petersen Events Center


FIRST ROUND, Tuesday, Feb. 21

No. 12 Hopewell at No. 5 Knoch

No. 11 Laurel Highlands at No. 6 Highlands

No. 10 West Mifflin at No. 7 Beaver

No. 9 Greensburg Salem at No. 8 Belle Vernon

QUARTERFINALS, Friday, Feb. 24

Belle Vernon/Greensburg Salem winner at No. 1 Blackhawk

Beaver/West Mifflin winner at No. 2 North Catholic

Highlands/Laurel Highlands winner vs. No. 3 Elizabeth Forward, TBD

Knoch/Hopewell winner at No. 4 Quaker Valley

SEMIFINALS, Tuesday, Feb. 28

Belle Vernon/Greensburg Salem/Blackhawk winner vs. Quaker Valley/Knoch/Hopewell winner, TBD

North Catholic/Beaver/West Mifflin winner vs. Elizabeth Forward/Highlands/Laurel Highlands winner TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m.

Semifinal winners, Petersen Events Center


PIGTAIL, Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

No. 17 Beaver Falls at No. 16 Yough

FIRST ROUND, Saturday, Feb. 18

Beaver Falls/Yough winner vs. No. 1 Shady Side Academy, at Fox Chapel

No. 15 Burrell at No. 2 Laurel

No. 14 Charleroi at No. 3 Neshannock

No. 13 McGuffey at No. 4 Avonworth

No. 12 Mt. Pleasant vs. No. 5 OLSH, at Peters

No. 11 Mohawk at No. 6 Apollo-Ridge

No. 10 South Park vs. No. 7 Keystone Oaks, at Peters

No. 9 Seton LaSalle at Waynesburg Central

QUARTERFINALS, Wednesday, Feb. 22

Shady Side/Beaver Falls/Yough/ winner vs. Seton LaSalle/Waynesburg, TBD

Laurel/Burrell winner vs. Keystone Oaks/South Park, TBD

Neshannock/Charleroi winner vs. Apollo-Ridge/Mohawk, TBD

Avonworth/McGuffey winner vs. OLSH/Mt. Pleasant, TBD

SEMIFINALS, Saturday, Feb. 25

Shady Side/Beaver Falls/Yough/Seton LaSalle/Waynesburg winner vs. Avonworth/McGuffey/OLSH/Mt. Pleasant winner, TBD

Laurel/Burrell/Keystone Oaks/South Park winner vs. Neshannock/Charleroi/Apollo-Ridge/Mohawk, TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Friday, March 3, 3 p.m.

Semifinal winners, Petersen Events Center


FIRST ROUND, Friday, Feb. 17

No. 16 Carmichaels at No. 1 Shenango

No. 15 Carlynton at No. 2 Freedom Area

No. 14 Rochester at No. 3 Serra Catholic

No. 13 California vs. No. 4 Greensburg C.C., at Gateway

No. 12 Winchester Thurston at No. 5 Burgettstown

No. 11 Aliquippa at No. 6 Washington

No. 10 Fort Cherry at No. 7 Chartiers-Houston

No. 9 Clairton at No. 8 Brentwood

QUARTERFINALS, Wednesday, Feb. 22

Carmichaels/Shenango winner vs. Brentwood/Clairton winner, TBD

Carlynton/Freedom winner vs. Chartiers-Houston/Fort Cherry winner. TBD

Rochester/Serra Catholic winner vs. Washington/Aliquippa winner, TBD

California/Greensburg C.C. winner vs. Winchester Thurston/Burgettstown winner, TBD

SEMIFINALS, Saturday, Feb. 25

Carmichaels/Shenango/Brentwood/Clairton winner vs. California/Greensburg C.C./Burgettstown/Winchester Thurston winner, TBD

Carlynton/Freedom/Chartiers-Houston/Fort Cherry winner vs. Serra Catholics/Rochester/Washington/Aliquippa winner, TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Semifinal winners, at Petersen Events Center


FIRST ROUND, Monday, Feb. 20

No. 12 Geibel Catholic at No. 5 Saint Joseph

No. 11 Jeannette vs. No. 6 Eden Christian Academy, at Peters

No. 10 Avella at No. 7 Riverview

No. 9 Leechburg at No. 8 West Greene

QUARTERFINALS, Thursday, Feb. 23

Leechburg/West Greene at No. 1 Union

Avella/Riverview at No. 2 Bishop Canevin

Jeannette/Eden Christian vs. No. 3 Aquinas Academy, TBD

Geibel Catholic/Saint Joseph at No. 4 Monessen

SEMIFINALS, Monday, Feb. 27

Leechburg/West Greene/Union winner vs. Geibel Catholic/Saint Joseph/Monessen winner, TBD

Avella/Riverview/Bishop Canevin winner vs. Jeannette/Eden Christian/Aquinas winner, TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m.

Semifinal winners, Petersen Events Center


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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