Mount Pleasant avenged its loss in the preliminary round last year by advancing past that round this year. Last year, the Vikings fell to Knoch, 52-40, but made sure the oucome would be different this year.
On Friday, the Vikings defeated Kittanning, 70-53, at Penn Hills High School to advance to the first round of the Class AAA playoffs where they are rewarded with a date against top-seed Chartiers Valley.
In their win against Kittanning, the Vikings had four players in double figures led by Mitch Matlas with 20 points. Marcus Malara had 17 and Luke Liprando and Ryan Gumbita chipped in with 15 and 10, respectively.