PIAA Class AAAA Girls Basketball

High school girls’ basketball: State College learns next stop in PIAA Class AAAA playoff trail

From CDT staff reportsMarch 9, 2014 

The State College girls’ basketball team is headed to Indiana in the PIAA Class AAAA Tournament.

The Lady Little Lions (18-7) will take on WPIAL power North Allegheny (23-3) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana High School.

State College won a thriller in its PIAA opener, topping Mount Lebanon 51-50 on Friday. Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh had 19 points and Kyla Irwin added 14 in the triumph.

The Lady Tigers, ranked fifth in the state, had it a lot easier. Rebounding from an upset loss in the WPIAL semifinals, North Allegheny pounded Penn-Trafford 64-39. Devvin LaBarge sank six 3-pointers and had 22 points in the win. The Lady Tigers shot 23 of 26 from the foul line in the triumph.

The winner will advance to meet the winner between WPIAL runner-up Hempfield (18-9) and WPIAL third-place finisher Fox Chapel (20-5) on Friday at a site and time to be determined.

The State College-North Allegheny game will be preceded by a Class AA second-round matchup. District 6 champion Bellwood-Antis (24-3) faces District 7 runner-up Burrell (26-1) at 6 p.m.

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