We've got wireless at Hempfield High. So, as long as I have battery power, the PIAA Class AA boys semifinal between Washington and WPIAL champion North Catholic will be updated live.
NC arrived late, so tipoff will not be until 6:10 p.m., at the earliest.
Big crowd already in attendance from the High.
End of one quarter – North Catholic leads 12-10. NC not quite as athletic as I thought but the Trojans look like they can rebound with the Prexies. One developing storyline is fouls – Wash High's Robert Anderson has two.
5:57 2nd – Wash High timeout after turnover. NC leads 17-12. The Trojans have made three three-pointers.
3:25 2nd – Anderson steal and layup trims Wash High deficit to 17-14.
Halftime – After Wash High creeps within 19-18, NC scores five straight poin6ts and leads at halftime, 24-20. NC has five three pointers and has limited the Prexies to three offensive rebounds.
Robert Anderson leads Washington with 10 points, while Troy Wilson has six rebounds. Jesse Long leads the Trojans with seven points. Henry Pwono has six points and four rebounds.
2:01 3rd – Wash High on a 14-3 run. Takes 34-27 lead on Anderson fast-break layup.
End 3rd – Wash High leads 36-27. NC no field goals in third and only one rebound final 4:30.
5:01 remaining – Wash High ahead 40-32 with Pwono at line attempting to complete three-point play. Battery power very low.
1:27 remaining – Wash High clinging to 46-44 lead. Has the basketball. NC on 11-4 run. Gym is very loud.
Under 1 minute – Pwono bank, game tied, 46-46. Wash High has the basketball.
51.8 left – NC 55-54 with ball.
Final score – NC 58-54.