The Mars boys basketball team’s great season came to an end Friday night in the PIAA Class AAA State Championship game at Giant Center in Hershey. The Neumann-Goretti Saints beat the Planets 99-66. John Castello led Mars with 21 points, Robby Carmody had 20 points. The Planets finish the year 23-7.
Today the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls face Lourdes Regional at noon for the single A title.
The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament had many brackets being ripped up after Friday’s action, especially after 15 seed Middle Tennessee State upset the 2 seed in the Midwest Region Michigan State 90-81. Steven F. Austin upset West Virginia 70-56 in the East Region. The Pitt Panthers lost 47-43 to Wisconsin in the East Region. The tournament continues this afternoon and evening.