EBENSBURG, Pa. – A 9-0 first-quarter run gave Villa Maria the lead and the Victors never looked back en route to a 47-39 win over Delone Catholic in their PIAA Class 4A semifinal game at Central Cambria Tuesday.
The Victors led by four at the half, 27-23, and a Jayden McBride layup at the end of the third quarter stretched the lead to seven, 35-28 going to the fourth. Villa led by as many as 11 midway through the fourth quarter and didn’t allow the Squirettes to climb back in it.
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Villa is headed to its 10th championship game appearance (1982, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017) and is looking for its first win since a run of three straight from 2009-2011. They will meet the Archbishop Wood-Scranton Prep winner in the state title game on Saturday at Hershey’s Giant Center (12 p.m.).
Ava Waid led the Victors with 10 points, while Rachel Majewski, Carissa Dunham and McBride had nine each.
Andy Close will have much more on this game later…..