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District 6 Class 3A girls final
Teams: Penns Valley Lady Rams (19-5); Penn Cambria Lady Panthers (19-6).
Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, 6 p.m. tonight
The coaches: Penns Valley — Karen McCaffrey (340-194, 21 years). Penn Cambria — Keith Saleme (48-47, fourth year).
Path to the finals: Penns Valley — defeated Central, 45-27, in the quarterfinals; defeated Central Cambria, 53-45, in the semifinals. Penn Cambria — defeated Marion Center, 75-44, in the quarterfinals; defeated Tyrone, 61-36, in the semifinals.
Starting lineups: Penns Valley — G Emma Butler, sr., 2; G Hannah Montminy, jr., 14; G Paige Kubalak, sr., 13; F Jordan Andrus, sr., 32; F Bella Culver, sr., 12. Penn Cambria — G Emmy Harvey, sr., 3; G Laken Guzic, sr., 13; G-F Makalyn Clapper, sr., 44; F Mia McCarthy, sr., 12; F Ryanna Hockenos, sr., 10
Key reserves: Penns Valley — G Lydia Collison, jr., 4; F Kennedy Welshans, jr., 34; F Leah Beben, so., 22. Penn Cambria — G-F Madison Grove, jr., 25; F Makenzie Shuagis, jr., 24; G Hannah Saleme, jr., 14
Who they get: The winner plays the fifth-seeded team from the WPIAL. The loser plays the fourth-seeded team from the WPIAL.
Notable: This is the third time Penns Valley has reached the District 6 finals; the Lady Rams defeated Bishop Guilfoyle in the 1997 Class 2A title game and topped Everett, 52-50, for last year’s title. … McCaffrey played her high school ball at Williamsburg. … Penn Cambria hasn’t played in a district championship game since 1993 when it won the championship. … The Lady Panthers have never won a PIAA playoff game. … Penn Cambria has won its two playoff games by an average margin of 28 points. … Penns Valley is the top seed, and Penn Cambria is the third seed. … Penns Valley’s Montminy is the only non-senior starting tonight’s game. … McCaffrey said in her 21 years of coaching Penns Valley, the Lady Rams have never played Penn Cambria.
District 5 Class 2A girls final
Teams: Everett Lady Warriors (20-3); Windber Lady Ramblers (21-3).
Site, time: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center, 6:30 p.m. tonight
The coaches: Everett — Keith Moyer (270-87, 14th year). Windber — Cory Pavlosky (110-55, seventh year).
Path to the finals: Everett — defeated North Star, 75-36, in the semifinals. Windber — defeated Southern Fulton, 57-30, in the semifinals.
Starting lineups: Everett — G Kaitlyn Maxwell, jr., 14; G Brooke Colledge, sr., 3; G Kristen Ewing, jr., 5; F Madison Hicks, sr., 13; F Elizabeth Jay, sr., 2. Windber — G Madison Leonardis, sr., 22; G Marideth Tokarsky, sr., 11; F Alayna Elliott, jr., 5; F Makaela Cominsky, sr., 12; F Amanda Cominsky, so., 40
Key reserves: Everett — G Gabby Bulger, jr., 12; F Alex Iseminger, jr., 25. Windber — G Gina Gaye, fr., 14; G Samantha Toki, fr., 21; G Natalie Buza, so., 20.
Who they get: The winner plays the fifth seed from the WPIAL. The loser will play the District 6 champion, Bellwood-Antis.
Notable: Windber has captured five District 5 championships, all in Class 2A. Before winning the title last year, the last time the Lady Ramblers cut down the nets at UPJ was in 2011. … Everett’s has won 10 District 5 titles, the last in 2015. … The Lady Warriors lost by two to Penns Valley competing in the District 5-6 Class 3A championship game a year ago. … Everett beat Windber in the second game of the regular season, 45-32, on Dec. 8. … Everett’s three losses this season have come to defending Class 2A state champion Bellwood-Antis (twice) and Penns Manor, a PIAA Class 2A semifinalist last year which will enter the state playoffs this year as District 6’s third seed.
— Compiled by Michael Boytim