6A Boys’ Basketball WPIAL Playoffs: Hurricanes Preview


Justin Byers, Author

With another section championship, Coach Blundo and the Hurricanes grabbed the one seed in the 6A WPIAL Playoffs. One thing with the 6A bracket, there are only 8 teams so everyone got a round one bye.

New Castle will take on 8-seeded Norwin in the New Castle Field House on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m.

New Castle finished the year 20-2; Norwin finished the year 14-8.

New Castle made the 5A PIAA and WPIAL Finals last year but lost in both games, one being a double OT loss in the WPIAL Finals. We know New Castle will want to make an even bigger run this year after they lost on 2 free throws to Laurel Highlands.

Norwin lost to Butler in the first round in last year’s 6A WPIAL Playoffs.

New Castle played in the 5A division last year but received a promotion but it hasn’t looked like it affected them based on how well they have been playing.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at www.gofan.co/wpial. Only adult tickets ($7) will be available at the door.

Good luck to the Hurricanes and Norwin for a great game.