St. John Neumann (18-9) vs.
Lourdes (20-7) at Muncy, 3 p.m.
Neumann highway to quarterfinals: In District 4, beat Benton, 58-33 and Lourdes, 63-47; misplaced to Meadowbrook Christian, 57-47 in OT; in states, beat Weatherly, 57-24 and The Christian Academy, 40-37
Neumann scoring leaders: Sheiana Tutler, 13.0; Gigi Parlante, 11.4; Lily Reid, 9.7
Neumann notes: Neumann is taking part in within the state’s Elite Eight for the primary time after rallying from 4 down within the fourth quarter to defeat TCA. The Knights additionally rallied within the district semifinals towards Lourdes, erasing a six-point deficit late within the third quarter to clinch a state event berth for a second straight season. Reid scored 16 factors in that sport, whereas Tutler and Parlante produced double-doubles. Weller has three double-doubles this season and Niyah Tutler set the tone early towards TCA, scoring eight first-quarter factors. Ella Ballard was sturdy off the bench, grabbing seven rebounds. Neumann has gained eight of its final 9 video games and had a formidable 58-49 late-season win towards Line Mountain, a staff which was a buzzer-beating shot from reaching the Class AA state quarterfinals. The Knights had been supplied added incentive getting into the postseason when no gamers had been named as first or second staff Mid-Penn all-stars regardless of the staff’s success.
Lourdes highway to quarterfinals: In District 4, beat Cowanesque Valley, 53-18; misplaced to Neumann, 63-47; beat North Penn-Liberty, 48-35; in states, beat Pottsville Nativity, 38-22 and Shade, 55-34
Lourdes scoring leaders: Masie Reed, 11.8; Leah Kosmer, 9.0; Paityn Moyer, 6.8
Lourdes notes: Like Neumann, Lourdes needed to go towards a dominant participant in its second-round sport and held 6-foot-2 Jenna Muth in test. Moyer was on the coronary heart of the box-and-1 success towards Muth, a 2,000-point scorer, and in addition scored a career-high 20 factors, whereas making 4 3-pointers. Lourdes is competing within the quarterfinals for a fifth time in eight years and is one among three District 4 groups on this aspect of the bracket Neumann, Lourdes and Meadowbrook Christian all have taken turns beating one another, with Lourdes handing Meadowbrook its final loss, 40-34, final month. Reed is a three-year place to begin guard who scored 19 factors towards Shade. She had 16 factors and 5 steals within the first Neumann sport, whereas Moyer had 11 factors and 4 steals. Moyer (8.8), Kosmer (7.9) and Chloe Rishel (7.5) all common greater than seven rebounds per sport. Lourdes and Neumann each have a top quality mix of senior management and gifted underclassmen with Reed, Moyer and Kosmer all being juniors.
Winner performs: Both District 4 champion Meadowbrook Christian or District 2 champion Mountain View
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