The Daily Press

PIAA 1A boys’ semifinals set for tonight

- By Becky Polaski Staff Writer

A trip to the state championsh­ip game is on the line tonight as the final four teams remaining in the PIAA 1A Boys’ Basketball Championsh­ip are set to face off in the semifinals. In the western half of the bracket, it is a certainty that a team from District 7 will be advancing to the state title game as District 7 champion Imani Christian Academy will take on District 7 runner-up Union in a rematch of the D7 championsh­ip game at 7:30 p.m. at North Allegheny High School in Wexford.

When the teams met a few weeks ago to decide the District 7 title, Imani rolled to a 64-41 win.

Imani reached today’s semifinal game by cruising to an 80-50 victory over District 10 champion Farrell on Friday night in the quarterfin­als. Union also won big on Friday, defeating District 7 third place team Carlynton – who ended ECC’s season in the second round – by 20 points, 75-55.

The eastern semifinal will feature a matchup between a pair of district champions as District 3 champion Linville Hill – the lone undefeated team in the bracket – faces off against District 5 champion Berlin Brothersva­lley at 7 p.m. at Chambersbu­rg Area High School. Berlin enters the game with a pair of losses this season.

Linville Hill reached today’s semifinal with a 63-58 win over District 1 champion Chester Charter Academy on Friday in the quarterfin­als. Berlin also played a team from District 1 on Friday, defeating District 1 runner-up Philmont Christian 6743.

The winners of tonight’s semifinals will play for the state title on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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