Four girls teams move for next PIAA cycle

Four girls teams move for next PIAA cycle

Holy Cross spent parts of last season ranked among the top Class 3A girls basketball teams in Pennsylvania.

The Lady Crusaders will spend the next two seasons competing on a lower level in Class 2A.

While Holy Cross moves down in classification, three Wyoming Valley Conference schools will be moving up, according to the new enrollment figures for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.

GAR and Hanover Area will each move from Class 3A to 4A. Wyoming Seminary will trade places with Holy Cross, going from 2A to 3A.

All teams will remain in their current classification for this season as the completion of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s two-year cycle.

The PIAA collects new three-grade enrollment figures, separated by boys and girls, every two years. Those numbers determine the classifications in which teams will compete for the next two seasons.

The PIAA switched from four classes to six in basketball prior to the 2016-17 season. Once enrollments are determined, it splits statewide teams equally among those six classes.

Girls basketball classifications and girls enrollments for the next two school years:

Class 6A

Hazleton Area

894

Scranton

664

Delaware Valley

573

Class 5A

Wyoming Valley West

438

Abington Heights

420

Pittston Area

393

Wallenpaupack

383

Coughlin

349

North Pocono

348

West Scranton

329

Crestwood

320

Class 4A

Dallas

316

Scranton Prep

307

Honesdale

298

Berwick

279

Nanticoke

274

Tunkhannock

272

Valley View

270

Wyoming Area

261

GAR

242

Lake-Lehman

241

Western Wayne

240

Hanover Area

236

Class 3A

Meyers

213

Holy Redeemer

203

Lakeland

179

Mid Valley

178

Wyoming Seminary

175

Dunmore

171

Carbondale

164

Montrose

164

Riverside

156

Class 2A

Holy Cross

142

Northwest

140

Elk Lake

120

Lackawanna Trail

113

Mountain View

109

Old Forge

104

Blue Ridge

  94

Class A

Susquehanna

  88

Forest City

  79

MMI Prep

  54