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County teams ready for PIAA quarterfinals

Mar. 15—Three Lawrence County high school basketball teams remain standing in a chase for a PIAA championship.

The Union High boys and girls teams, along with the Mohawk boys, will compete in the PIAA quarterfinals.

The Scotties' boys team will tip things off among the three squads, facing off against Bishop Carroll at 6 p.m. Friday at Norwin High School.

The Union girls look to continue its quest to repeat as PIAA champs, squaring off against Bishop Guilfoyle at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Norwin.

Mohawk's boys squad tangles with Girard at 4 p.m. Saturday at Slippery Rock University.

UNION VS. BISHOP CARROLL (PIAA CLASS 1A BOYS)

The Scotties (17-11), the third-place representative out of the WPIAL, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 64-62 decision over Elk County Catholic. Union survived a last-second 3-pointer that would have ended the team's season.

Lucas Stanley poured in a team-high 28 points for the Scotties against Elk County Catholic. Stanley has scored 618 points on the season and is averaging 23.7 points a game. He also has netted 939 career markers.

Bishop Carroll (17-10), which won the District 6 title, reached the quarters with a 71-70 overtime decision over Neighborhood Academy. Luke Repko scored 34 points to lead the Huskies.

The winner moves on to meet the survivor of the Imani Christian-Farrell matchup on Monday at a time and site to be determined.

A Union win forces a rematch no matter the opposition. Imani Christian defeated the Scotties in the WPIAL semifinals, 101-67. Union lost to Farrell, 58-51, on Jan. 13 in the Ron Galbreath Classic at Westminster College.

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UNION VS. BISHOP GUILFOYLE (PIAA CLASS 1A GIRLS)

The Lady Scots (21-5), who won the WPIAL championship, topped Northern Bedford in the second round of the state playoffs, 52-42. Union held a 35-34 lead going to the fourth quarter.

Kelly Cleaver opened the final frame by nailing a 3-pointer and adding a field goal to give the Lady Scots some breathing room. Cleaver paced Union with 17 points. She has scored over 1,000 career points.

Bishop Guilfoyle moved on to the quarterfinals with a 47-21 win over DuBois Central Catholic. Maurie Querry tossed in 13 points to lead the Lady Marauders.

The winner advances to battle the victor of the Berlin-Williamsburg contest on Tuesday at a time and site to be determined.

MOHAWK VS. GIRARD (PIAA CLASS 3A BOYS)

The Warriors, who are the third-place team out of the WPIAL, advanced with a 55-50 win over WPIAL Section 1 rival Ellwood City Lincoln. It marked the third consecutive win this season for the Warriors over the Wolverines.

Sophomore Bobby Fadden led Mohawk (20-8) with 28 points in the win over Ellwood City. Fadden, who has scored 1,069 career points, is averaging 21.6 points a game.

Girard (25-2), which topped Franklin for the District 10 crown, moved on with a 55-52 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle. The Yellow Jackets' Kenny Godoy tied the game on a driving layup with five seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Bishop Guilfoyle missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and Girard survived. Nate Edwards scored 24 points to lead the Yellow Jackets.

rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com