It had been five years since Westinghouse played a game in the main draw of the PIAA tournament.
Its stay was brief.
Westinghouse lost to Riverside, 50-39, in a PIAA Class 3A first-round game last Friday. Riverside, the WPIAL's fifth-place finisher, led by four points after three quarters and outscored Westinghouse, 16-9, in the fourth quarter to pull away. Justin Baust paced Riverside (17-8) with 15 points, while Dominique Aime led Westinghouse (13-10) with 11.
Westinghouse finished with losses in four of its final five games, but the season had to have been considered a success after the Bulldogs reached the main draw of the PIAA playoffs for the first time since 2012. They lost a play-in game in 2013.