March 30, 2010
By Middle Atlantic Sports News/LLHoops.com
1. Reading (28-3) (AAAA)
Won third District AAAA championship since 2004 with 54-46 victory over previously undefeated Hempfield. Won first round AAAA state game defeating Hazleton Area 70-51. Then lost in double-overtime to Philadelphia Roman Catholic 62-47 in second round. SEE MORE DETAIL IN PIAA STATE RATING PAGE.
2. Eastern York (31-1) (AAA)
The Golden Knights won the District AAA championship. Then in AAA state tournament play advanced to the semifinals with wins over Wilkes-Barre Coughlin 68-42, Philadelphia Dobbins Tech 78-47 and Abington Heights 57-43 before losing to eventual state champion, Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti 81-73. SEE MORE DETAIL IN PIAA STATE RATING PAGE.
3. Hempfield (29-2) (AAAA)
The Black Knights lost District AAAA final to Reading 54-46. Then in AAAA state tournament defeated Nazareth 52-49 and Philadelphia LaSalle 41-32, before losing to Bethlehem Liberty 46-38 in Quarterfinals. SEE MORE DETAIL IN PIAA STATE RATING PAGE.
4. Reading Central Catholic (30-2) (A)
The Cardinals won the District A championship, then advanced to the A state championship game before losing. To reach the final they defeated Northern Cambria 51-32, Philadelphia Math, Civics and Science’s 85-53, Philadelphia Girard College 65-54 and Greenwood 61-36. Then in the final they were beaten by Sewickley Academy 45-37. SEE MORE DETAIL IN PIAA STATE RATING PAGE.
5. York (24-6) (AAAA)
The Bearcats finished 4th in the District AAAA tournament. Then in AAAA state tournament they defeated West Chester Bayard Rustin 53-49, before losing to Bethlehem Liberty 58-54 in the second round. SEE MORE DETAIL IN PIAA STATE RATING PAGE.
6. Wilson (24-5) (AAAA)
The Bulldogs lost 6-5 Jr Zach Zweizig, this time to knee surgery and saw their season end in the PIAA AAAA Round of 32 in a 47-33 loss to Pennsbury. They are just not the same team without Zach and had to drop down, although they took third place in District AAAA playoffs with 2-point win over York.
7. Red Land (24-6) (AAAA)
The Patriots finished fifth in the District AAAA tournament, then were crushed 74-31 by Plymouth-Whitemarsh in the first round of AAAA state’s.
8. Steelton-Highspire (20-9) (AAA)
The Rollers took third place in District AAA play, then saw their season ended by Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer 59-39 in the AAA first round of states.
9. Trinity (17-8) (AA)
The Shamrocks won their third consecutive District AA championship with a 77-65 win over Lancaster Mennonite. Trinity then lost in the AA state first round to Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion 68-46.
10. Susquehanna Township (16-10) (AAA)
The Indians finished fifth in District AAA play. Opened AAA state play against the state’s #1 team Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti and lost 64-45.
11. York Suburban (24-6) (AAA)
Finished sixth in the District AAA tournament. Then in state AAA tournament, the Trojans defeated Johnstown 61-46 and Lancaster Catholic 70-55 before losing in the Quarterfinals to Chartiers Valley 86-69.
12. Lancaster Catholic (23-6) (AAA)
The Crusaders finished second losing on 55-53 to Eastern York in the District AAA championship game. Then opened AAA state play with a 52-44 victory over Pottsgrove. Lancaster Catholic then fell behind by 21 points in the first half, fought tooth-and-nail to get it within eight in the fourth quarter, but ran out of gas in the end and lost to York Suburban 70-55.
13. East Pennsboro (20-8) (AAA)
East Pennsboro finished fourth in District AAA tournament. Then saw their season come to a close on the downside of a 58-28 loss to the Abington Heights in AAA state play.
14. Penn Manor (17-11) (AAAA)
The Comets finished seventh in District AAAA tournament. Then lost in first round of AAAA state tournament to Penn Wood 76-57.
15. Harrisburg 16-8) (AAAA)
Worst ending to season in quite a while after losing in District AAAA Round of 16 to Penn Manor 63-61.
16. Hershey (21-6) (AAA)
Didn’t make state tournament after great regular season with two losses in District AAA play, to Lancaster Catholic and York Suburban.
17. West York (16-8) (AAA)
Also did not make states after losing in District AAA tournament to East Pennsboro and Susquehanna Township.
18. Warwick (17-11) (AAAA)
Finished sixth in District AAAA tournament. Then season ended with a 64-48 loss to Scranton in the PIAA Round of 32.
19. Red Lion (16-9) (AAAA)
Did not make state tournament. Won a District AAAA Play-in game then lost to Red Land in first round.
20. Lampeter-Strasburg (17-8) (AAAA)
Finished second to Cocalico in Lancaster-Lebanon Section 3, but won a District AAAA Play-In game while Cocalico lost their Play-In game to Lancaster McCaskey. Ended season losing to York in District first round.