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BULLETIN: Three more teams from District 2 reach semifinals

EDITOR’S NOTE: The quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association basketball tournament concluded Saturday. While compiles more complete reports, here is a quick recap of the day’s action.

By Tom Robinson,

EAST STROUDSBURG – The District 2 girls basketball success story continued in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament Saturday afternoon while the district’s last active boys team remained alive.

Holy Cross knocked off the state’s No. 1 Class 2A boys team with an overwhelming response to a third-quarter lull.

The Scranton Prep girls posted a blowout victory in Class 4A while the Mountain View girls pulled off a dramatic comeback for an overtime win in Class A.

Hayden Hosie scored 20 points and sparked the Holy Cross second-half recovery after Dock Mennonite surged into the lead in a game that Crusaders eventually won, 64-57, at East Stroudsburg South High School.

Scranton Prep held Trinity to eight first-half points on the way to a 59-26, Mercy Rule rout at Pottsville’s Martz Hall.

Addison Kilmer scored 24 points for Mountain View, which trailed by seven in the last two minutes, but rallied to beat Meadowbrook Christian, 47-41, in an overtime battle at Wyoming Area.

Matt Lyons came off the bench to go 6-for-9 and score 15 points for Holy Cross.

Logan Tierney, who grabbed 13 rebounds, and Gabe Gonzales added 10 points each.

Dock Mennonite opened the second half with a 13-2 run to a seven-point lead.

Hosie answered with five straight points, including a spectacular, high-speed, reverse layup into a three-point play. Lyons hit a corner 3-pointer for the lead and the Crusaders continued to make it 15 straight points for a 46-38 lead with 5:22 left.

Gonzales had four points and Hosie hit a 3-pointer in the fourth-quarter portion of the game-deciding streak.

Scranton Prep also had four double-figures scorers.

Maya Jenkins led the way with 16. Rita Collins scored all 11 of her points in the second half. Jenna Hillebrand, who reached double figures coming off the bench for the second straight game, and Bella Dennebaum scored 10 points each.

Scranton Prep limited Trinity to three first-half field goals while taking leads of 11-4 after one quarter and 25-8 at halftime.

Kilmer, a freshman, led Mountain View down the stretch. She turned into the lane to score over a defender with four seconds left in regulation, extending the game into overtime where she made her first 11 free throws.

Mountain View led 13-7 at halftime before Meadowbrook Christian heated up offensively.

The wins by the Classics and Lady Eagles allowed them to join Dunmore, in Class 3A, and Montrose, in Class 2A, as girls state semifinalists from District 2.

District 2 girls teams are 15-6 when going against other districts in this year’s state tournament.


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