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HS BASKETBALL: PIAA Class 2A GLANCE

March 7, 2019

CLASS 2A 4-3 Bloomsburg (14-11) vs. 2-1 Holy Cross (20-5) ■ When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Marywood University’s Insalaco Arena. ■ How they got here: Bloomsburg defeated South Williamsport, 60-50, in the third-place game in District 4. Holy Cross won its third straight District 2 title with a 46-25 win over Northwest Area. ■ Players to watch: Bloomsburg — Evan Long, 15.5 ppg; Cade Klinger, 9.6; Aiden Klinger, 9.0; Osiris Hemphill, 7.1; Owen Lewis, 5.0; Adam McGinley, 5.0. Holy Cross — Kieran Burrier, 13.6 ppg; Leahy O’Connor, 12.8; Tyler Mozeleski, 12-0; Caleb Callejas, 7.6; Tommy Montefour, 5.5. ■ What’s next: Winner advances to Wednesday’s second round to face the winner of the Delco Christian-Strawberry Mansion game. ■ The buzz: Holy Cross is making its 12th straight state playoff appearance. ... The Crusaders are 17-11 all time in the state playoffs and have played in the 2A final in 2013 and lost in the 2A semifinals in 2018 and 2012 . ... Holy Cross coach Al Callejas has 486 career wins and has led Holy Cross to seven District 2 Class 2A championships. ... Bloomsburg, which is 0-6 all time, is in the state playoffs for the first time since 1998 when it lost to Dunmore, 76-41, in the first round. — JOBY FAWCETT