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Boys Basketball: 2017 West Photo Recap

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

2017 0305 NewCastle BBasketball2(Photo: New Castle"s Garrett Farah, top, celebrates with his teammate after defeating Quaker Valley 73-58 in the WPIAL 4A Boys Championship game at Petersen Events Center on Saturday. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2017 0106 Moon BBasketball2(Photo: Jarrod Simmons has been a force at Moon, averaging 17.1 points and 13.1 rebounds a game, in addition to blocking shots like this one by Vincentian's Mike Brooks Dec. 9. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1202 BeaverFalls Basketball(Photo: Beaver Falls senior Josh Creach is a top player for the top team in the new WPIAL Class 4A. John Heller/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)

2016 1230 Aliquippa BBasketball(Photo: Robert Crute, right, is the only returning starter from Aliquippa's undefeated state championship team last season. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2016 1216 BeaverFalls BBasketball(Photo: Beaver Falls' Josh Creach is going to take his scoring touch to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas next season. John Heller/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)

2017 0305 NewCastle BBasketball(Photo: New Castle players celebrate after defeating Quaker Valley 73-58 in the WPIAL 4A Boys Championship game at Petersen Events Center on Saturday. Lake Fong/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 0106 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon senior Jarrod Simmons has helped change expectations for the Tigers. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1210 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon's Brady Sunday shoots and scores as the team defeats Vincentian 80-53 at Moon Area High School on Friday. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1216 NewCastle BBasketbal(Photo: Malik Shepherd, left, guards New Castle's Marquel Hooker last season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

2017 0217 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon's Jarrod Simmons will head to Pennsylvania of the Ivy League next year. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0224 Washington BBasketball(Photo: Washington's Isaiah Perry(20) tries to block a shot by Aliquippa's Bobby Cashaw in a WPIAL quarterfinal boys basketball game Thursday night at West Allegheny. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2017 0215 Mars BBasketball(Photo: Mars' Robby Carmody goes up for a shot against Moon's Jioni Smith (3) and Max Hurley (14) during a game earlier this season. Stephanie Strasburg/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 0303 Moon BBasketball(Photo: Moon's Jarrod Simmons wants to end his high school career with a WPIAL title. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0227 NewCastle BBasketball(Photo: New Castle's Geno Stone (2) is a star football player contributing to the basketball team's success by reaching the WPIAL semifinals. 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 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 0310 NewCastle BBasketball(Photo: Marcus Hooker, left, is the latest in his family to score 1,000 points on the basketball court for New Castle. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2017 0321 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Lincoln Park's Nelly Cummings hit 23 of his 24 free throws, finishing with 30 points. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0324 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Lincoln Park's Nick Antonucci tries to find room between Neumann-Goretti's Dymir Montague and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree in the PIAA Class 3A championship Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Matt Freed/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)