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Central Catholic Rides Sizzling Taking pictures, Senior Management to Beat Pine Richland, 60-44



PITTSBURGH — On an evening when it was with out its star participant, Central Catholic prevailed in a battle in opposition to Pine Richland behind its senior management and sharp-shooting efforts.

As Dante Depante was out with a foot damage suffered in follow this week (day-to-day), the Vikings turned to their sharp shooters, rotating the ball across the perimeter in opposition to Pine Richland’s 3-2 zone.

After Pine Richland stored issues shut within the first half, the Vikings pulled away with third-quarter threes off the palms of Randy Wilkerson, Payton Wehner, and Tommy Kristian. All through the sport, Wehner, the varsity’s quarterback on the gridiron, directed site visitors on the offensive finish and fed his shooters.

As soon as Wehner and the workforce’s different guards arrange the shooters, Wilkerson and his counterparts made Pine Richland pay from deep. Wilkerson led the best way with a game-high 16 factors on 4 three pointers, whereas Kristian adopted with 13 and three of his personal from past the arch. Junior ahead Cole Sullivan added 12 factors inside off of a number of sturdy drives, weaving round Pine Richland’s 3-2 zone from the baseline.

“It was superior,” Central head coach Brian Urso instructed Pittsburgh Sports activities Now. “The final two days in follow, we spent on zone offense, prepping to see zone for 32 minutes. So our guys simply acquired snug, they acquired assured shifting the ball in follow. When you are able to do it in follow, it carries over to tonight. These youngsters didn’t miss a beat.”

“We have now some fairly good seniors,” Urso continued. “Randy Wilkerson, Tommy Kristian, Patrick Newell, and [Debaba] Tshiebwe had been simply fabulous. Stepped up for some huge pictures, made some huge pictures. When you will have senior management that may step in and never miss a beat, that is what occurs.”

Debaba Tshiebwe cleaned up the glass all through the evening, main the workforce in rebounds. Within the fourth quarter, the 6-foot-7 ahead — and youthful brother of Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe — shined on the offensive finish as properly. He completed two layups inside and threw down a monster slam to place the Rams away.

“It provides us much more energy I’d say,” Wilkerson mentioned in regards to the win. “Psychological energy. This sport is likely one of the largest video games of the season, in all honesty. This offers us much more momentum going into our second sport on Tuesday and into extra part play.”

Pine Richland was led by sophomore guard Emery Moye, who contributed with 14 factors within the loss. 6-foot senior Josh Gimbel added 12, and Carson Baer adopted with 11 in Oakland.


Duquesne to Play within the School Basketball Invitational, Persevering with Their Season



Duquesne accepted a bid to play on this seasons’ School Basketball Invitational (CBI), persevering with their season.

The Dukes completed with an total report of 20-12 and 10-8 in Atlantic 10 play within the 2022-23 season. They improved 14 wins total and 9 wins from the 2021-22 season, the place the Dukes had a 6-24 total report and 1-16 report within the Atlantic 10.

Duquesne earned a No. 6 seed and a First Spherical bye within the Atlantic 10 Match. They misplaced their matchup within the Second Spherical in opposition to No. 11 La Salle final Wednesday, March 8, on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, N.Y., ending their lengthy shot possibilities at an NCAA Match look.

The Dukes acquired a No. 5 seed within the CBI and can tackle No. 12 Rice on Sunday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. within the First Spherical. Your entire CBI will happen on the Ocean Middle in Daytona Seaside, Fla. from Saturday, March 18 to Wednesday, March 22.

FloHoops will stream the First Spherical from March 18-19 and the Quarterfinals on Monday, March 20. ESPN2 will broadcast the Semifinals on Tuesday, March 21 and the Last on March 22.

The 2023 CBI consists of 16 groups that may play in a single-elimination bracket. If Duquesne is to win the CBI, they might want to win 4 consecutive video games in 4 consecutive days from the First Spherical to the Last.

That is the fourth time that the Dukes will play within the CBI, beforehand doing so in 2010, 2011 and in 2016. That is the primary postseason for the Dukes since that CBI look in 2016 and the primary below head coach Keith Dambrot in his six seasons as head coach. That is additionally simply the sixth look within the postseason within the final 42 seasons for the Dukes.

The Dukes are 2-3 within the CBI, profitable within the First Spherical and shedding within the Second Spherical in each 2011 and 2016, whereas shedding within the First Spherical in 2010.

That is the seventh matchup between Duquesne and Rice. Duquesne holds a 5-2 report in opposition to Rice, with a win within the final matchup in November 2008.

Duquesne performed in opposition to one different opponent within the CBI and that’s No. 1 Indiana State, who they defeated at house, 92-86, on Dec. 17.

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Pitt to Face Mississippi State in Dayton, Ohio Tuesday in First 4 Starting at 9 p.m.



The Pitt Panthers are returning to March Insanity. Pitt obtained a No. 11 seed within the 2023 NCAA Event and can play Mississippi State in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday evening starting at 9 p.m.

The Panthers return to the Large Dance for the primary time because the 2015-16 season and first underneath head coach Jeff Capel in his fifth season.

Capel’s workforce will play in a First 4 recreation as one of many Final 4 In chosen by the match committee. The winner faces No. 6 Iowa State Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina, the place the Panthers simply accomplished the ACC Event on Thursday.

Pitt ranks No. 67 within the NET rankings and edged out North Carolina and Clemson to turn out to be the ultimate ACC workforce to make the Area of 68. The workforce completed 2022-23 fifth within the ACC after posting a 22-11 general report and 14-6 convention mark, failing to win one in all its closing two video games with the chance to win a share of the ACC regular-season title. 

The workforce fell 96-69 Thursday to No. 4 Duke following a Second Spherical win in opposition to No. 13 Georgia Tech, 89-81, the day earlier than. Pitt is the No. 44 general seed within the NCAA Event.

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Pitt Makes the Match: Panthers in as an 11 Seed within the First 4



PITTSBURGH — Pitt is formally again within the NCAA Match.

On Sunday evening, the Panthers had been included on this yr’s subject of 68 as a No. 11 seed within the Midwest area. Pitt will play in opposition to Mississippi State within the first 4 in Dayton, with the winner going to Greensboro to tackle 6-seed Iowa State.

Pitt completed the common season and ACC Match with a 22-11 file, falling within the quarterfinals of the ACC Match this week to Duke.

The Panthers went 14-3 at residence, 7-5 on the highway, and 1-3 on impartial courts. Pitt went 4-4 in Quad One video games, 3-5 in Quad Two video games, 5-1 in Quad 3 video games, and 10-1 in Quad 4 video games. The Panthers presently rank No. 67 within the NCAA’s NET rankings.

Now, the talk has been settled. Pitt, broadly often known as a “bubble workforce” this yr, has formally made the event and might be heading to ___ for its first sport.

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