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Pirates Headed to States


February 27, 2020

Gary M. Baranec

Williamsburg's Shane Brantner (32) scores underneath the basket on Saltsburg's Dylian Palmer on Friday, Feb. 21, at Williamsburg High School. The Blue Pirates rallied for a 63-60 win.

A year after finishing the season 3-19, the Williamsburg boys' basketball team is headed to the PIAA Championships.

The Blue Pirates (15-7) qualified for the PIAA Class 1A Championships with a 63-60 victory over visiting Saltsburg in a District 6 Class 1A semifinal game on Friday, Feb. 21.

Seeded second in the district, WHS was scheduled to play top-seeded Bishop Carroll on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Both teams have qualified for the state playoffs.

WHS used a 24-9 fourth-quarter run to rally past Saltsburg. The Blue Pirates trailed 51-39 entering the final quarter.

Lambert Palmer (14 points), Jos...

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