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March 10, 2021 D10 2A, 3A, 5A Girls’ Playoff Recaps: Lakeview Upsets Mercyhurst Prep; West Middlesex Outlasts Saegertown; Slippery Rock Tops Grove City

March 10 District 10 Class 3A and 5A Girls’ Playoff Recaps

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ERIE – Lakeview became the first District 10 girls team to pull an upset in the playoffs when the Sailors knocked off top-seed and undefeated Mercyhurst Prep, 42-34, in a D-10 Class 3A semifinal Wednesday.

The Lakers held a 2-point edge after the first quarter, but the Sailors outscored the Lakers in each of the remaining three quarters to pull the upset.

Sophia DiMaria (16) and Reese Gadsby (14) combined to score 30 of Lakeview’s 42 points. Amber Sefton added eight in the win.

Laina Finazzo paced the Lakers with nine points.

Lakeview will head to Fairview Saturday for the D-10 championship game at a time to be announced.

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Sarah Gennuso scored nearly half of Fairview’s points as the Tigers advanced to the District 10 Class 3A championship with a 36-16 win over Greenville.

Gennuso had a game-high 14 points, the only player to reach double figures for either team, to help the Tigers to their second D-10 title game. Caroline Zentis had eight points and Hope Garrity six in the win.

Jaidah Rosario and Grace Cano each had five points to lead the Trojans.

Fairview will welcome Lakeview, who upset top-seeded Mercyhurst Prep, 42-34, for Saturday’s championship game.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Cambridge Springs jumped out to an early lead and held off a late charge to top Maplewood, 48-38 in their District 10 Class 2A semifinal Wednesday.

The Blue Devils held a 23-10 halftime lead and, though they were outscored in the second half, kept pace with the Tigers to prevent a comeback.

Jordyn Wheeler had a game-high 18 points for the Blue Devils, while Madison Yanc also reached double figures with 12 points.

Izzy Eimer and Bailey Varndell each had 13 points to lead the Tigers.

Cambridge Springs heads to West Middlesex Saturday for the D-10 championship.

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Saegertown gave top-seeded West Middlesex all it could handle in their District 10 Class 2A semifinal, but the Big Reds came away with a hard-fought 48-46 win over the Panthers.

Saegertown outscored West Middlesex in three of the four quarters, but only by four or fewer points. In the one quarter the Big Reds held the advantage, it was by a 19-7 differential.

Carlie Beatty paced West Middlesex with a game-high 18 points. Taylor Tomko added 14 in the win.

Mollie Przybrowski led the Panthers with 15 points and Averie Braymer had 10 in the loss.

West Middlesex will host Cambridge Springs Saturday in the championship game at a time to be announced.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Maryann Ackerman scored 12 of her team-high 13 points in the second half as Slippery Rock advanced to its fifth straight District 10 Class 5A championship game with a 42-36 win over Grove City.

The Rockets faced an 18-17 halftime deficit for the second straight game this postseason and, for the second straight game, used a big third quarter to take control of the contest.

Slippery Rock outscored Grove City 17-10 in the third thanks in large part to a 10-point outburst from Ackerman, who was held to just one point in the first half.

Clara Hannon had a game-high 15 points for the Eagles, who entered the postseason as the defending D-10 champs. Becca Santom added eight points in the loss.

Anna Kadlubek also reached double figures with 11 points and Hallie Raabe had eight.

The Rockets will head to Warren, a 43-27 winner over Harbor Creek, Saturday for the championship game. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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