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St. John Neumann (18-9) vs.

Lourdes (20-7) at Muncy, 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 in states, beat Weatherly, 57-24 and The Christian Academy, 40-37

Neumann scoring leaders: Sheiana Tutler, 13. Gigi Parlante, 11.four Lily Reid, 9.7

Neumann notes: Neumann is playing in the state’s Elite Eight for the initial time soon after rallying from 4 down in the fourth quarter to defeat TCA. The Knights also rallied in the district semifinals against Lourdes, erasing a six-point deficit late in the third quarter to clinch a state tournament berth for a second straight season. Reid scored 16 points in that game, though Tutler and Parlante developed double-doubles. Weller has 3 double-doubles this season and Niyah Tutler set the tone early against TCA, scoring eight initial-quarter points. 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 which was a buzzer-beating shot from reaching the Class AA state quarterfinals. The Knights have been supplied added incentive getting into the postseason when no players have been named as initial or second group Mid-Penn all-stars in spite of the team’s achievement.

Lourdes road to quarterfinals: In District four, beat Cowanesque Valley, 53-18 lost 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.eight Leah Kosmer, 9. Paityn Moyer, six.eight

Lourdes notes: Like Neumann, Lourdes had to go against a dominant player in its second-round game and held six-foot-two Jenna Muth in verify. Moyer was at the heart of the box-and-1 achievement against Muth, a two,000-point scorer, and also scored a profession-higher 20 points, though producing 4 three-pointers. Lourdes is competing in the quarterfinals for a fifth time in eight years and is 1 of 3 District four teams on this side of the bracket Neumann, Lourdes and Meadowbrook Christian all have taken turns beating every single other, with Lourdes handing Meadowbrook its final loss, 40-34, final month. Reed is a 3-year beginning point guard who scored 19 points against Shade. She had 16 points and 5 steals in the initial Neumann game, though Moyer had 11 points and 4 steals. Moyer (eight.eight), Kosmer (7.9) and Chloe Rishel (7.five) all typical a lot more than seven rebounds per game. Lourdes and Neumann each have a excellent blend of senior leadership and talented underclassmen with Reed, Moyer and Kosmer all becoming juniors.

Winner plays: Either District four champion Meadowbrook Christian or District two champion Mountain View

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