BEAVER, Pa. – It was a battle of defensive heavyweight in Saturday’s PIAA Class 4A quarterfinal game between Villa and Beaver
And the clash of unbeatens lived up to the billing.
The Victors outlasted the Bobcats 29-28 in overtime to advance to the PIAA semifinals.
Freshman Jayden McBride knocked down a free throw with 14.7 seconds left in overtime, the only point in the extra session after Beaver forced OT with a bucket late in regulation.
Rachel Majewski led Villa (19-0) with eight points, while Ava Waid added six.
Navy recruit Emma Pavelek had 10 points for Beaver (20-1), as did Payton List.
With the win, Villa advances to play Delone Catholic, a 58-48 winner over Tyrone, in the semifinals.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE 48, COUDERSPORT 47
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Bishop Guilfoyle held off a strong fourth-quarter rally from Coudersport to end the Lady Falcons season with a 48-47 victory in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals at Coudersport High School.
The Lady Marauders led by six, 42-36, going to the fourth quarter and still held a five-point lead, 44-39, following a basket from Leah Homan.
But free throws from Sarah Chambers – 1 of 2 – and Liz Frame – 2 of 2 – got District 9 champion Coudersport back within two, 44-42.
BG, the District 6 champ, then turned the ball over, but Emma Chambers missed a 3-pointer that would have give Coudy the lead.
Homan made it 46-42 with another basket with just under four minutes left before an old-school 3-point play from Rosalyn Page cut the deficit to one, 46-45.
The Lady Falcons then got the ball back, and Frame was fouled with 3:13 to play.
She missed both free throws, but Page got the offensive rebound and the ball ended up in Emma Chambers’ hands. But her 3-pointer was off the mark with Belle Potterfield getting the offensive rebounds.
Sarah Chambers then tried a reverse layup that was sho, and Danielle Scipioni scored to make it 48-45.
It was Sarah Chambers answering back for the Lady Falcons to make it 48-47.
Emma Chambers then came up with a steal with 2:03 to play, but Scipioni took the ball away from Frame.
With only two team fouls, it took Coudersport until there was just 6.7 seconds left to send the Lady Marauders to the free-throw line.
Homan missed the free throw, and Sarah Chambers brought the ball up court as time wound down.
But Chambers had the ball knocked away by Homan. Frame got the ball, but her desperation 3-pointer was short of the mark.
Homan led all scorers with 22 points for BG, which will play Rochester in the semifinals Tuesday, while Teresa Haigh added 18 points.
Sarah Chambers had 17 for Coudersport with Frame adding 11.
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ROCHESTER 61, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 48
ROCHESTER, Pa. – Rochester outscored Kennedy Catholic by 10 in the third quarter en route to a 61-48 win over the previously unbeaten Golden Eagles in the PIAA quarterfinals
Corryne Hauser scored 19 points and Alexis Robison 17 for the Rams (16-3).
Kennedy Catholic (19-1), which trailed by three, 26-23 at halftime, was paced by Bellah DiNardo, who finished with 17 points and Paris Gilmore, who had 13.
Rochester will meet Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA semifinals.