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District 6 Class 3A championship

Teams: Penns Valley Lady Rams (19-5); Everett Lady Warriors (21-4).

Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, Cresson, 6 p.m.

The coaches: Penns Valley — Karen McCaffrey (319-188, 20 years). Everett — Keith Moyer (249-82, 13 years).

Path to the finals: Penns Valley — defeated Central Cambria, 67-58, in the quarterfinals; defeated Tyrone, 55-50, in the semifinals. Everett — defeated West Shamokin, 50-46, in the quarterfinals; defeated Central, 52-43, in the semifinals.

Starting lineups: Penns Valley — G Emma Butler (2, 5-5 jr., 8.6), G Hannah Montminy (14, 5-5 so., 13.7), G Jordan Andrus (32, 5-6 jr., 9.7), F Peyton Homan (21, 5-9 sr., 4.7), F Isabella Culver (12, 5-8 jr., 11.6). Everett — G Elizabeth Jay (2, 5-4 jr., 2.0), G Sydney Reffner (4, 5-6 sr., 14.3), G Kaitlyn Maxwell (14, 5-6 so., 18.0), F Brooke Colledge (3, 5-7 jr., 5.7), F Madison Hicks (13, 5-9 jr., 9.7).

Key reserves: Penns Valley — G Paige Kubalak (13, 5-7 jr., 4.0), F Dayna Brown (25, 5-7 sr., 2.9). Everett — F Gabby Bulger (11, 5-6 so., 2.2), G Kristen Ewing (5, 5-0 so., 1.8).

Who they get: The winner plays the sixth-place team from District 7 in the first round of the PIAA tournament at a District 5 or District 6 site on March 9. The loser plays the fourth-place team from District 7 in the first round of the PIAA tournament at a District 5 or District 6 site on March 9.

Notable: Everett is the No. 5 seed and has defeated two higher-seeded teams to get to this point. Penns Valley is seeded fifth. … The Lady Warriors actually are a District 5 team that has to compete through District 6 because D5 has only one other 3A school. The Lady Warriors’ previous 10 district titles have been in District 5, the last in 2015. … Everett did reach interdistricts last year as the fourth-place team out of the District 5 tournament. … This is only the second time Penns Valley has reached the District 6 finals; the Lady Rams defeated Bishop Guilfoyle in the 1997 Class 2A title game. … McCaffrey played her high school ball at Williamsburg.

District 5 Class 2A championship

Teams: Tussey Mountain Lady Titans (16-8); Windber Lady Ramblers (19-5).

Site, time: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center, 6:30 p.m.

The coaches: Tussey Mountain — Todd Gates (212-92, 12 years). Windber — Cory Pavlosky (88-51, six years).

Path to the finals: Tussey Mountain — defeated Northern Bedford, 37-23, in the quarterfinals; defeated North Star, 52-36, in the semifinals. Windber — defeated Conemaugh Township, 54-32, in the semifinals.

Starting lineups: Tussey Mountain — G Lexi Weimert (10, 5-3 so., 12.8), G Meghan Molosky (32, 5-5 fr., 11.0), G Maddie Garner (12, 5-4 jr., 8.5), G Keirstin Park (34, 5-2 so., 1.3), C Sophie Brumbaugh (11, 5-10, so., 12.5). Windber — G Madison Leonardis (22, 5-5 jr., 6.0), G Jackie Toki (21, 5-6 sr., 6.4), G Marideth Tokarsky (11, 5-9 jr., 6.4), F Alayna Elliott (5, 5-9 so., 9.3), F Makaela Cominsky (12, 5-9 jr., 11.9).

Key reserves: Tussey Mountain — G Chloe Wright (23, 5-2 so., 0.7), G Corrie Barnett (2, 5-1 jr., 0.0). Windber — Ashton White (41, 5-7 sr., 3.8), Natalie Buza (20, 5-8 fr., 3.3), Kortney Karl (2, 5-4 so., 2.3).

Who they get: The winner plays the fourth-place team from District 7 in the first round of the PIAA tournament at a District 5 site on March 9. The loser plays Westinghouse in a PIAA play-in game on Tuesday at Taylor Allderdice High School at 6 p.m.

Notable: Windber is the No. 1 seed, while Tussey is the third seed. … The Lady Titans are seeking their eighth District 5 championship. They’ve won four in Class 2A, the first in 1995. … Four of Tussey’s district titles have come with Gates at the helm. … Tussey’s last D5 crown was in Class 1A in 2015, and it won in 2A in 2014. … Windber has captured four District 5 championships, all in Class 2A. The last time the Lady Ramblers cut down the next at UPJ was in 2011. … The 52 points the Lady Titans scored in the semis was their most in six games. … Four Lady Titans average at least 2.0 steals per game. … Cominsky averages 13.1 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.6 assists.

— Philip Cmor

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