Brookville Girls Advance to PIAA Playoffs with Win Over Chestnut Ridge


HYDE, Pa. (D9Sports) – District 9 champion Brookville outscored the lone 3A team out of District 5, Chestnut Ridge, by 24 points in the middle two quarters on its way to a 70-39 win in a District 5-9 sub-regional 3A contest at Clearfield High School.

(Photo of Madison Johnson. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

With the win, the Lady Raiders (19-5) secured a PIAA playoff berth for the second straight year.

Brookville led by just two, 8-6, at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Lady Lions (3-19), 43-19, over the next two quarters to put the game on ice. That included a 20-11 advantage in the second quarter and a 23-8 edge in the third quarter.

The Johnson twins of Morgan and Madison combined to score 30 points with each scoring 15. Marcy Schindler also scored 15 tallies for the well-balanced Lady Raiders, while Lauren Hergert had 10 points.

Madelyn Hyde had a game-high 20 points for Chestnut Ridge with Makayla Weyant adding seven.

Brookville will play the third-place team out of District 6 – either Tyrone or Central Cambria – in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs Friday, March 8, at a District 9 site to be announced.


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