St. John Neumann (18-9) vs.
Lourdes (20-7) at Mansa, three p.m
Neumann road to quarterfinals: In District four, beat Benton, 58-33 and Lourdes, 63-47 lost to Meadowbrook Christian, 57-47 in OT at states, defeated Weatherly, 57-24 and Christian Academy, 40-37
Neumann scoring leader: Schejana Tutler, 13. Gigi Parlante, 11.four Lily Reid, 9.7
Neumann notes: Neumann is playing in the state Elite Eight for the very first time soon after overcoming 4 downs in the fourth quarter to beat TCA. The Knights also rallied in the district semifinals against Lourdes, erasing a six-point deficit late in the third quarter to clinch a berth in the state tournament for the second straight season. Reid scored 16 points in that game, even though Tutler and Parlante had double-doubles. Weller has 3 double-doubles this season, and Niiah Tutler set the tone early against TCA, scoring eight points in the very first quarter. Ella Ballard was robust off the bench, grabbing seven rebounds. Neumann has won eight of its final nine games and had an impressive 58-49 late-season win against Line Mountain, a group that was a single shot from reaching the Class AA state quarterfinals. The Knights received an added enhance heading into the postseason when no players had been named very first- or second-group Mid-Penn all-stars regardless of the team’s results.
Lourdes road to quarterfinals: In District four, defeated Covanesque Valley, 53-18 lost to Neumann, 63-47 beat North Penn-Liberty, 48-35 at states, defeated Pottsville Nativity, 38-22 and Shade, 55-34
Leaders in Lourdes: Macy Reed, 11.eight Leah Kosmer, 9. Peytin Moyer, six.eight
Lourdes notes: Like Neumann, Lourdes had to contend with a dominant player in a second-round match and kept six-foot-six Jenna Muth in verify. Moyer was at the center of the box-and-1 results against Mutt, who scored two,000 points and also scored a profession-higher 20 points, with 4 three-pointers. Lourdes is competing in the quarterfinals for the fifth time in eight years and is a single of 3 District four teams on this side of the ladder. -34, final month. Reed is a 3-year beginning guard who scored 19 points against Shade. She had 16 points and 5 steals in Neumann’s very first game, even though Moyer had 11 points and 4 steals. Moyer (eight.eight), Cosmer (7.9) and Chloe Richel (7.five) are averaging a lot more than seven rebounds per game. Each Lourdes and Neumann have a high quality mix of senior leadership and talented underclassmen, with Reed, Moyer and Kosmer all juniors.
Winner plays: either District four champion, Meadowbrook Christian or District two champion, Mountain View
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