Keystone Bows Out of PIAA Playoffs; District 9 Hoops Season Comes to a Close

INDIANA, Pa. (D9Sports) – One of the best seasons in Keystone girls’ basketball history came to an end Wednesday night with a 61-36 loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the second round of the PIAA Class A Playoffs at IUP’s KCAC.

The Trojanettes 6-foot-1 junior forward Sam Breen, one of three players six feet or taller on the Catholic’s school’s roster, scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the way. Kylie Huffman, a 6-foot-2 junior, added 16 points and Ashley Robbins 12.

Amber Hess concluded a great Keystone career with 11 points to lead the Lady Panthers, who won the District 9 title for the third time in school history and advanced to the second round of the PIAA playoffs for just second time.

Josselin Geer added 10 points and Taylor Geer eight points and eight rebounds for Keystone, which losses only Hess from this year’s team.

A 21-2 run in the first half helped North Catholic take control of the game with a 30-14 halftime lead.

View a full recap at D9Sports.com.

CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC 61, KEYSTONE 36

Score by Quarters

Keystone 10 4 15 7 – 36

CWNC 15 15 16 15 – 61

KEYSTONE – 36

McKenzie Byerley 2 0-0 4, Taylor Geer 3 0-0 8, Josselin Geer 4 0-1 10, McKenzie Hovis 0 0-1 0, Amber Hess 4 2-4 11, Claire Warner 0 0-0 0, Tessa Weaver 1 0-0 3, Jelly Seigworth 0 0-0 0, Kaci Weaver 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 2-6 36.

CW NORTH CATHOLIC – 61 

Ashley Robbins 4 3-4 12, Bella Scioscia 0 0-0 0, Amanda Bucklew 0 0-0 0, Abby Goetz 0 0-0 0, Kylie Huffman 6 1-2 16, Lauren Gaertner 0 0-0 0, Dani Short 0 2-3 2, Elyssa Paras 0 0-0 0, Sam Breen 12 6-7 31, Lizzy Goetz 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 10-13 61.

THREE-POINTERS – Keystone 6 (T. Geer 2, J. Geer 2, Hess, T. Weaver). CWNC 5 (Huffman 3, Breen, Robbins).


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