By The Daily Item
MONTOURSVILLE -- As expected, Benton's Justine Seely filled up the stat column against Lourdes Regional in the District 4 Class A semifinal on Wednesday.
But fortunately for the Red Raiders, the Tigers didn't have anyone to back Seely up.
Seely scored 37 points in the game, but Nikki Komara and Sarah Getchey countered with 19 points apiece to lead Lourdes to a 64-47 victory at Montoursville High School.
In addition to her 19 points, Komara had three assists and three steals, while Rachel Schultz added 14 points, eight steals and five rebounds for the Red Raiders.
Along with her points, Seely pulled down 19 rebounds and had five steals and four blocks for Benton.
Lourdes next plays the Sayre-Northeast Bradford winner in Saturday's district final at a site and time to be determined.
n Mount Carmel 73,
DANVILLE -- Four players scored in double figures to lead the Red Tornadoes to the District 4 Class AA semifinal victory at Danville High School.
Christina Perles scored 18 points and Isabella Stellar had 16 for Mount Carmel (21-4), which outscored Muncy 47-19 in the second and third quarters to take control.
Ali Varano and Ana Raybuck chipped in 15 and 11 points, respectively, for Mount Carmel, which plays the Lewisburg-Southern winner in Saturday's final at a site and time to be determined.
n Sullivan County 43,
Lourdes Regional 37
MONTOURSVILLE -- A sluggish start by the Red Raiders helped the Griffins pull out the District 4 Class A semifinal win at Montoursville High School.
Matt Savitski scored 13 points and Anthony Pennypacker added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists for Lourdes.
Despite the loss, Lourdes has one more game left to play. The Red Raiders play the Saint John Neumann-Muncy loser in Saturday's consolation game, with the winner advancing to the state playoffs next week.
n Wellsboro 53,
East Juniata 29
MONTOURSVILLE -- The Tigers fell behind by 11 at the end of the first quarter as they lost to the Hornets in a D-4 Class AA semifinal matchup at Montoursville High School.
Nick Lorenz scored 10 points to lead East Juniata (19-5), which plays Lewisburg in the consolation game on Saturday for the right to advance to the PIAA Tournament.
Site and time for the third-place game are to be determined.