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Basketball

Hot start in second half sinks Lady Lions

HARRISBURG — At several points in Tuesday’s state playoff showdown, Altoona appeared as if it had moved close enough to Nazareth to put some pressure on the front-running Eagles. At every juncture, though, an athletic, hard-defending Nazareth squad showed it had the answer for every ...

Lady Eagles head for round of eight

CLARION — Tyrone girls basketball coach Luke Rhoades looked over at his bench after another incredible move by sophomore Jaida Parker. “I said to the bench ‘Oh my’,” Rhoades said. Parker completely dominated the paint with 23 points and the Golden Eagles made program history by ...

Henry sparks Lady Highlanders in win

BELLEFONTE — Trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, Trinity made some defensive adjustments to take a one-point lead over Cambria Heights early in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the Lady Shamrocks, that was when Emily Henry made some adjustments of her own. The senior ...

Lady Warriors dominated by The Ellis School to end season

JOHNSTOWN — With the way Everett played through the first three-and-a-half quarters, the Lady Warriors seemed well on their well to seeing their season come to an end in crushing fashion. The Ellis School completely dominated in every facet of the game, and got up by 19 points a little over ...

McDannell wins game at the line

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll’s Tristan McDannell has hit some game-winning shots in his high school career. However, none of them have ever come standing at the free throw line, the clocked stopped and with a berth in the next round of the state playoffs on the line. The senior showed ...

Hornets end year for ’Cats

BROOKVILLE — Despite registering an outstanding season with a senior-studded lineup, the Huntingdon Area High School boys basketball team knew that it faced a tall order against District 10 champion Hickory in a PIAA Class 4A second-round game Tuesday night. Hickory brought back a strong ...

End of the road comes again for Lady Panthers in round 2

GREENSBURG — They didn’t make it any further than last season, but the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers are on solid ground. Making their second consecutive appearance in the PIAA playoffs, the Lady Panthers fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 48-36 loss to WPIAL runner-up Beaver in a ...

Mirror’s state playoff capsules

Tuesday’s girls games PIAA 2A SECOND ROUND Teams: Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils (25-2) vs. Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs (20-7) Site, time: DuBois Area H.S., 7 p.m. The coaches: Bellwood-Antis — Jim Swaney; Redbank Valley — Chris Edmonds Playoff path: Bellwood-Antis — ...

Area teams have their travel plans set

From Mirror reports High school boys and girls basketball teams from the Mirror coverage area are scattered all over central, northern and western Pennsylvania for their second-round dates in the PIAA State Tournament. On Tuesday night, nine area teams will open up play in the Sweet 16 ...

Marauders solve trick defense, cruise to win

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic starts four seniors that made it all the way to the state championship last year, so the Marauders aren’t easily surprised by anything. Brentwood threw a wrench into that experience Saturday at Mount Aloysius. The Spartans played a box-and-one on ...

Lady Tigers take command in second half

FARRELL — The Hollidaysburg girls basketball team had to drive nearly three hours on Saturday morning for its PIAA 5A first-round playoff game with Slippery Rock. It took the Lady Tigers a little extra time to get things going, but once they did, it was smooth sailing on the way back ...

Mustangs finish strong to advance

CRESSON — As the old saying goes, it is not about how you start, but how you finish. Portage fell behind by 13 after one quarter, but battled back with a strong second half to defeat District 10’s Cambridge Springs, 67-63, on Saturday afternoon at the Mount Aloysius Convocation and ...

Yahner leads Carroll past LC

Bishop Carroll High School senior forward Mara Yahner knows that her season, and her high school career, could end very quickly with a loss in the PIAA girls state basketball playoffs. And Yahner is determined not to let that to happen. “In the state playoffs, you know that each game ...

Young Lady Mustangs lose to TJ

CRESSON — Saturday wasn’t the best day for Portage girls basketball. The good news for the Lady Mustangs is that their 62-30 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A playoffs could be just a building block to a bright future. “We have a lot of underclassmen who ...

Lady Titans find way to move on

JOHNSTOWN — Leading by 12 points early in the third quarter, Tussey Mountain had a chance to put Elk County Catholic away. However, between the Lady Titans going cold from the floor and several ill-advised turnovers, the Lady Crusaders climbed all the way back to within two points early in ...

B-A pulls away in final seconds for win

NEW CASTLE — The PIAA playoffs are the time to shine for Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team. After all, the Lady Blue Devils have claimed the last two Class 2A state titles. They rose to the occasion once again Friday and edged Laurel, 55-51, to open the PIAA tournament at the New ...

Lady Lions survive just enough for OT victory

CRESSON — Adaliz Corbin’s layup that put Altoona up by six points with less than a minute to play sent many of those in attendance at Mount Aloysius into a frenzy Friday night. But Mount Lebanon wasn’t ready to concede the teams’ PIAA Class 6A first-round game. The Lady Blue Devils ...

D4 champ awaits winning Lady Marauders

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s girls basketball team has been playing at such a high level in the postseason that a 27-point win in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs Friday at Mount Aloysius over Windber didn’t sit well with Lady Marauders coach Kristi ...

Maxwell sets Bedford County mark

JOHNSTOWN — Kaitlyn Maxwell has piled up a laundry list of impressive accomplishments during the course of an exemplary three-sport career at Everett Area High School, and she added yet another one Friday night. Everett’s outstanding senior guard rifled in 36 points to become the all-time ...

Heights has solid showing in first round

EBENSBURG — Playing in its first state playoff game in a decade, the Cambria Heights girls basketball team certainly didn’t show any signs of immaturity. Stacking up against East Allegheny — the No. 5 seed from District 7 — during the PIAA Class 3A first round Friday night at Central ...