At Canon-McMillan High School for a WPIAL girls/boys doubleheader - Washington vs. Sto-Rox girls and Trinity vs. Center boys.
6:26 p.m. – Jim Reynolds, C-M's master of ceremonies, has the mic.
6:30 p.m. – Lineups announced. Sto-Rox has to lead the WPIAL in headgear.
6:37 p.m. – Sto-Rox has all its points on putbacks ... Vikings, 6-0. ... Aujah Wade, who was dismissed from the Washington girls basketball team late in the season, is watching the game from the Prexies stands and wearing her game jersey.
6:42 p.m. – D'Andrea Smith enters for Wash High. Smith had not played recently and was not at Washington's preliminary round game against Springdale.
6:45 p.m. – Sto-Rox, 12-3, 1:48 left in the first.
6:49 p.m. – End of one, Sto-Rox is up 15-4. The Vikings are making their open looks. Washington is not.
7:06 p.m. – Halftime ... Sto-Rox up 18-11. Washington 5-0 run to close the half.
7:20 p.m. – Sto-Rox opens third on 5-0 run ... 23-11 with 4:46 left.
7:31 p.m. – Sto-Rox is just too big ... 37-14 heading into the fourth.
7:39 p.m. – Sto-Rox, 40-17
7:52 p.m. – Final, Sto-Rox 42-27. Dee Dee King gets 14 pts and 7 rebs, Mia Smith 10 and 10 for the Vikings. Aujuwa Moore leads the Prexies with nine and seven.
Trinity vs. Center
8:23 p.m. – Three-pointers from Josh Valentic and Tony Edwards puts Trinity up 6-0 at the 5:09 mark of the first.
8:33 p.m. – Trinity leads, 17-8, at the end of one. Three more quarters of this and the Hillers will have their first playoff victory since 1984.
8:41 p.m. – Center went to a box-and-one. Trinity ran the stall. Not much offense but Trinity leads 19-13 with 2:43 left in the first half.
8:49 p.m. – Valentic hits a three at the buzzer as Trinity takes a 25-14 halftime lead. Valentic has 18 points. The other players have 21.
9:17 p.m. – End of three, Trinity leads 35-26. History only eight minutes away. Believe me when I say, it's not pretty folks.
9:21 p.m. – I've come to realize that Center's Trevor George doesn't like officials. He's been yapping at them the whole game and already has a technical.
Just heard Shaler is beating Mt. Lebo in the fourth. Wow!
9:30 p.m. – Center rallying and hitting three's. Trinity leads 46-41 with 3:53 left.
9:32 p.m. – Trinity 48-43 with 2:08 left.
Final score - Trinity 59, Center 56