MONTOURSVILLE — Top-seeded Mount Carmel blew into the District 4 Class AA girls semifinals with a 67-31 win over ninth-seeded Wellsboro on Saturday afternoon.
The two-time defending district champion Red Tornadoes (20-4) got a game-high 23 points from Ali Varano. Christina Perles added 15 points for Mount Carmel, which hit the 20-win mark for a third consecutive season.
The Red Tornadoes led 30-12 at halftime, limiting the Green Hornets to six points in each of the first two quarters. In the third period, Mount Carmel outscored Wellsboro 22-8 to forge a 32-point lead.
The Red Tornadoes will play No. 5 Muncy on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Halifax 64, Lebanon Catholic 46
LEBANON — With one double-double and double-digit points from two other players, the Wildcats took the District 3 Class A quarterfinal win at Lebanon Catholic High School.
Tess Kieffer had the double-double for No. 7-seeded Halifax (15-9). She scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Also for the Wildcats, Morgan Cox scored a game-high 17 points and Kylie Sorichetti chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory over the No. 2 seed.
Next up for Halifax in the semis is the winner of Bible Baptist and High Point Baptist. That game will be played on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at East Pennsboro High School.
Upper Dauphin 47, Mount Calvary 36
ELIZABETHTOWN — Trailing by five at the half, the Trojans outscored the Warriors 30-14 in the second half to take the D-3 Class A quarterfinal victory.
McKenzie Miller led No. 12 Upper Dauphin (11-11) with 12 points against the No. 4 seeds.
Upper Dauphin plays top-seeded Steel-High (20-4) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at East Pennsboro H.S. Steel-High beat Veritas Academy 112-26 Saturday.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Baylor 17th at PTFCA Championships
STATE COLLEGE — Lewisburg sophomore Blake Baylor finished 17th in the girls 800-meter run Saturday at the Pa. Track & Field Coaches Association Indoor State Championship at Penn State University.
Baylor posted a time of 2 minutes, 19.42 seconds, which was just two seconds shy of the top 10 finishers.
Emma Keenan of Gwnedd-Mercy won by more than three seconds with a time of 2:10.28.
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Chris Hass and Ryan Hill came up with the big plays down the stretch and, despite shooting less than 40 percent from the floor, the Bison held the Lions 13 points under their season average.
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Kellan Masser got the ball in the lane, jumped toward the basket and rolled in a layup off his fingertips with 4:20 to play in the first quarter. The Line Mountain basket cut Mifflinburg's lead to just three points.
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