Plum Prevails Against West Allegheny

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In a Class 5A boys basketball WPIAL Preliminary Round matchup pitting two teams in the middle of the pack in their sections, No. 15 Plum outlasted No. 18 West Allegheny, 57-53.

This was the Mustangs first playoff appearance and win since the 2015-16 season.

Plum overcame a five point halftime deficit, outscoring the Indians 21-14 in the final frame to take the lead for good.

Senior Connor Moss led the offense with 29 points. Senior Ta’Rasi Means put in 15 points for the Mustangs.

Plum will travel to No. 2 New Castle on Wednesday in the WPIAL First Round. Tip-off will be at 6 p.m.