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Boys Basketball: 2017 North Photo Recap

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The following photos feature boys basketball teams from the area's North zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2016-17 season.

2017 0327 Sewickley BBasketball(Photo: Sewickley Academy's Nate Ridgeway celebrates after getting fouled late in the PIAA Class 2A championship game Friday against Constitution. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0104 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Phil Jurkovec, right, helped Pine-Richland stay undefeated with a win against Butler. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0111 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Robby Carmody led Mars to a 54-53 victory at Moon. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2016 1221 NorthHills BBasketball(Photo: North Hills' Nick Smith hits the winning shot in the final seconds against Butler. Stephanie Strasburg / Post-Gazette)

2017 0301 Hampton BBasketball(Photo: Hampton players celebrate after defeating Mars, 61-59, in a WPIAL Class 5A boys semifinal Tuesday night at North Allegheny. Hampton will play for the title Saturday against Moon. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2017 0305 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec gets a shot up against Butler in the WPIAL Class 6A championship Saturday March 4, 2017, at Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1223 Butler BBasketball(Photo: Butler's Ethan Morton dribbles past North Hills' Kam Taylor in a game Tuesday night at North Hills. Morton, a freshman point guard, is already a name to know in WPIAL basketball. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2016 1224 Hampton BBasketball(Photo: Hampton's Luke Molingowski dribbles past Montour's Kavon Morman in a Class 5A Section 2 game at Hampton. The Talbots won, 89-64. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2016 1230 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Nelly Cummings from Lincoln Park jumps for a shot against Highlands at the C.J. Betters RBA Holiday Classic at the Community College of Beaver County in Monaca on Thursday. Lincoln Park won 73-71. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0208 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Robby Carmody helped Mars pull out a 62-53 victory at Chartiers Valley to maintain a share of first place in Class 5A Section 2 with Moon with one game remaining in the regular season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

2017 0210 Hampton GBasketball(Photo: Joe Lafko and his sister Jenna are just two of the many siblings who have done big things in their high school careers. Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)

2017 0217 NorthHills BBasketball(Photo: Nick Smith has led North Hills to 16 victories this season, its most since 1983. He is averaging 26.5 points per game. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2016 1230 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Robby Carmody continues to work through the recruiting process while putting up big numbers for Mars. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0104 PennHills BBasketball(Photo: Fox Chapel's Ben Kelly reaches over Penn Hills' Myles Yarborough as they fight for the basketball Tuesday night. Penn Hills won the battle of unbeatens, 62-59. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2017 0301 Hampton BBasketball2(Photo: Antonio Ionadi of Hampton goes up for a layup against Mars in the second half a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal game. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2017 0106 Sewickley BBasketball(Photo: Sewickley Academy's Nate Ridgeway shoots while defended by Franklin Regional's Aidan Sadowski, left, and Nate Leopold, right, Dec. 27. Ridgeway is the Panthers' leading scorer at 19.6 points per game. Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

2017 0114 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Andrew Petcash led Pine-Richland with 21 points in its victory against North Hills. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0120 QuakerValley BBasketball(Photo: Amos Luptak is a top player at Quaker Valley with a name you won't soon forget. Charlie Magovern/For the Post-Gazette)

2017 0129 Hampton BBasketball(Photo: Hampton's Antonio Ionadi leads his team onto the court for warmups before a game this season. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0203 Monessen BBasketball(Photo: Monessen's Joe Salvino (left) and Sewickley Academy's Win Palmer share a laugh during the Pittsburgh Basketball Classic Sunday at Montour High School. It was the first time in WPIAL history two coaches with more than 600 victories each squared off against each other. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2017 0203 NorthHills BBasketball(Photo: North Hills' Nick Smith is averaging 25.8 points per game. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2017 0125 QuakerValley BBasketball(Photo: Quaker Valley fans celebrate after defeating New Castle at Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale on Jan 24, 2017. Quaker Valley won 60-54. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0208 FoxChapel BBasketball(Photo: Fox Chapel's Elias Panos, right, looks to pass around Latrobe's Tony Aiello, left, Tuesday at Fox Chapel. Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

2017 0217 Highlands BBasketball(Photo: Mitch DeZort of Highlands is one of the big scorers who will be in action for the WPIAL playoffs this weekend. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0223 Butler BBasketball(Photo: Butler's Ethan Morton (25) shoots a 3-pointer at North Allegheny high school on Wednesday. Butler defeated Baldwin High School, 71-62. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0224 SewickleyAcademy BBasketball(Photo: Nate Ridgeway averages 17.8 points for Sewickley Academy and is one of the top sophomore scorers in the WPIAL. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2017 0219 Burrell BBasketball(Photo: Burrell's Max Garda, left, attempts to get around Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic defender Isaiah Wilson in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game Saturday at North Hills. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2017 0223 UpperStClair BBasketball(Photo: Quentin Nelson, left, of Upper St. Clair leaps to defend the net from Garret Barto of North Hills during a 6A playoff game at North Allegheny high school on Wednesday. North Hills defeated Upper St. Clair, 65-50. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0303 NorthCatholic BBasketball(Photo: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Vincent DiNicola grabs a rebound against Lincoln Park's Thomas Melonja in the WPIAL Class 3A championship Thursday at the Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0304 OLSH BBasketball(Photo: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Ethan Harrell reaches for a loose ball in front of Sewickley Academy's Chris Groetsch. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0304 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon's Jioni Smith grabs a loose ball against Hampton in the 5A championship Friday March 3, 2017, at Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0302 QuakerValley BBasketball(Photo: Quaker Valley's Danny Conlan scored 18 points in a win Wednesday against Beaver Falls. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0303 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon's Jarrod Simmons wants to end his high school career with a WPIAL title. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0303 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Lincoln Park's Nelly Cummings goes for a layup against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL Class 3A championship Thursday at the Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0302 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Andrew Petcash of Pine-Richland dunks the ball for two of his 30 points as the Rams routed North Hills 85-62 to claim a berth in the WPIAL Class 6A title game. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0302 NorthHills BBasketball(Photo: North Hills' Kamron Taylor attempts a shot while defended by Pine-Richland's Evan Luellen. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0228 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Lincoln Park's Nelly Cummings scored 31 points Monday against Shady Side Academy at North Allegheny. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0311 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Mars' Robby Carmody goes up for a shot against Hampton in a PIAA playoff game Friday at North Allegheny. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0310 Sewickley BBasketball(Photo: Sewickley Academy's Justin Pryor lays the ball up against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Desmond Ross in the WPIAL Class 2A championship last Friday at Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0314 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Mars' Cade Hetzler shoots a layup Friday against Hampton in the first round of the PIAA basketball tournament at North Allegheny. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0325 Sewickley BBasketball(Photo: Sewickley Academys' Nate Ridgeway drives to the net against Constitution's Tamir Green and Youssef Diabate in the PIAA Class 2A championship Friday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0324 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec may be called upon to guard Reading star Lonnie Walker in the PIAA Class 6A final. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0322 SewickleyAcademy BBasketball(Photo: Sewickley Academy's Justin Pryor leans in for a shot against Bishop Canevin in a PIAA Class 2A boys semifinal Tuesday night at North Allegheny. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0319 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Nolan Rausch, right, came up big for Pine-Richland with 18 points Saturday in a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal win against Butler. He brings the ball up against Luke Michalek. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0326 PineRichland BBasketball(Photo: Pine-Richland teammates walk off the floor as Reading celebrates their win in the PIAA Class 6A championship Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0407 NorthHills BBasketball(Photo: North Hills guard Nick Smith had a big senior season for the Indians. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0407 Sewickley BBasketball(Photo: Win Palmer led Sewickley Academy to WPIAL and PIAA titles this season. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0402 FabFive BoysBasketball(Photo: Fab Five boys include Mars' Robby Carmody, North Hills' Nick Smith, Lincoln Park's Nelly Cummings, Pine-Richland's Andrew Petcash and Latrobe's Austin Butler. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)