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March 19, 2021 District 9 and District 10 PIAA Quarterfinal Preview Capsules

Clearfield's Cole Miller. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

March 19, 2021 Preview Capsules

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(9-1) Clearfield at (7-1) Lincoln Park 

How They Got Here: Clearfield – Beat Obama Academy in subregional, 52-35; Lincoln Park – Beat North Catholic 66-57 in District 7 title game

Leading Scorers: Clearfield – Karson Rumsky 17.8 ppg., Cole Miller 15.0 ppg., Ryan Gearhart 5.7 ppg.; Lincoln Park – Dakari Bradford 13.7 ppg., L.A. Pratt 12.8 ppg., Brandon Cummings 12.6 ppg.

Winner Gets: Hickory-Greater Johnstown Winner in PIAA semifinals

(6-1) Greater Johnstown at (10-1) Hickory

How They Got Here: Johnstown – Beat Bedford 66-61 in District 6 title game; Hickory – Beat Harbor Creek 39-34 in District 10 title game. 

Leading Scorers: Johnstown – Joziah Wyatt-Taylor (24 points in D6 title game), Isaiah Matula 21 points in D6 title game), Dre Toney (10 points in D6 title game), (Per game averages not available); Hickory – Peyton Mele 17.7 ppg., Connor Evans 15.3 ppg., Jackson Pryts 8.8 ppg.

Winner Gets: Clearfield-Lincoln Park winner in PIAA semifinals


(6-1) Bishop Carroll at (9-1) Clarion

How They Got Here: Bishop Carroll – Beat Williamsburg 61-43 in District 6 title game; Clarion- Beat Johnsonburg 58-56 (OT) in District 9 title game

Leading Scorers: Bishop Carroll – Thomas Heinrich 9.2 ppg., Luke Repko 7.9 ppg., Evan Emigh 7.7 ppg., Nate Dumm 7.4 ppg., Clarion – Cal German 20.1 ppg., Beau Verdill 15.4 ppg., Hunter Craddock 11.8 ppg., Christian Simko 11.1 ppg. 

Winner Gets: Bishop Canevin-Berlin winner in PIAA semifinals 


(10-1) Cathedral Prep at (7-1) New Castle

How They Got Here: Cathedral Prep – Beat DuBois in subregional, 47-34; New Castle – Beat Chartiers Valley in District 7 title game, 61-45

Leading Scorers: Cathedral Prep – Liam Galla 14.8 ppg., Khali Horton 13.8 ppg., Will Innes 5.4 ppg; New Castle – Michael Wells 17.9 ppg., Sheldon Cox 16.5 ppg., Isaiah Boice 14.3 ppg.

Winner Gets: Lower Dauphin-Central Mountain winner in PIAA semifinals



(10-1) McDowell at (7-1) North Allegheny

How They Got Here: McDowell – Beat Altoona 38-34 in subregional; North Allegheny – Beat Upper St. Clair 70-36 District 7 title game

Leading Scorers: McDowell – Emina Selimovic 13.9 ppg., Sydney Keinath 9.3 ppg., Jessica Hetz 7.8 ppg.; North Allegheny – Lizzy Groetsch 16.7 ppg., Paige Morningstar 13.6 ppg., Cam Phillips 11.2 ppg., Emma Fischer 10.3 ppg. 

Winner Gets: Cumberland Valley-Wilkes-Barre Area winner in PIAA semifinals 


(9-1) Punxsutawney at (7-1) Mohawk

Punxsutawney’s Sarah Weaver

How They Got Here: Punxsutawney – Beat Everett 72-38 in PIAA first round; Mohawk – Beat North Catholic 54-48 in District 7 title game

Leading Scorers: Punxsutawney – Sarah Weaver 14.6 ppg, Riley Presloid 13.4 ppg., Chloe Presloid 9.6 ppg.; Mohawk – Paige Julian 21.3 ppg., Hannah McDaniel 18.2 ppg., Nadia Lape 15.1 ppg. 

Winner Gets: Forest Hills-Fairview winner in PIAA semifinals

(6-1) Forest Hills at (10-1) Fairview

How They Got Here: Forest Hills – Beat Cambria Heights 50-38 in District 6 title game; Fairview – Beat Lakeview 44-37 in District 10 title game. 

Leading Scorers: Forest Hills – Jordyn Smith 17.4 ppg., Paige Debias 10.8 ppg., Remingtyn Smith 9.6, Taylor Burda 8.2 ppg.; Fairview – Hope Garrity 13.0 ppg., Sara Gennuso 6.3 ppg., Caroline Zentis 5.9 ppg., Sammy Momeyer 5.8 ppg., Abby McCall 5.1 ppg. 

Winner Gets: Punxsutawney-Mohawk winner in PIAA semifinals


(10-1) Cambridge Springs vs. (6-1) Penns Manor at Central Cambria H.S.

How They Got Here – Cambridge Springs – Beat West Middlesex 51-36 in District 10 title game; Penns Manor – Beat United 54-30 in District 6 title game

Leading Scorers – Cambridge Springs – Maddie Yanc 17.7 ppg., Jordyn Wheeler 8.1 ppg., Hailee Rodgers 6.8 ppg., Mackenzie Yanc 6.7 ppg.; Penns Manor – Kassidy Smith 16.5 ppg., Megan Dumm 14.7 ppg., Deja Gillo 5.7 ppg. 

Winner Gets: Neshannock-Windber winner in PIAA semifinals 


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