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PIAA 3A CAPSULE: Dunmore Vs. Delone Catholic

March 21, 2019
PIAA 3A CAPSULE: Dunmore Vs. Delone Catholic

CLASS 3A 2-1 Dunmore (29-0) vs. 3-2 Delone Catholic (25-4) ■ When: Tonight, 6 p.m., Giant Center, Hershey ■ How they got here: Dunmore beat Constitution, 62-14, in the first round; St. Basil Academy, 46-36, in the second round; Neumann-Goretti, 54-47, in the quarterfinals; and Trinity, 50-24, in the semifinals. Delone Catholic beat Lewisburg, 77-36, in the first round; Penn Cambria, 73-64, in the second round; Neshannock, 50-41, in the quarterfinals; and Central Cambria, 47-39, in the semifinals. ■ The buzz: Toomey is a large part of the Lady Bucks’ success early in the last three games, when Dunmore has with leads of 13-4, 10-0, and 11-1, scoring eight against previously unbeaten St. Basil, seven against four-time defending state champ Neumann Goretti, and seven against Trinity. … Murray has made 15 of her last 23 from 3-point range. … Since the state playoffs for girls started in 1974, Dunmore has been in the postseason 29 times, Delone Catholic 28. … This is the fifth meeting in the state playoffs between the perennial powers. Dunmore has won three times, 44-28, in 1978; 49-37, in 1994; and 54-45, in overtime in 2011. Delone won, 54-50, in 2006, the last time Dunmore did not get past the first round of the state playoffs. … The Squirettes won three straight state titles between 2003 and 2005, beating Girard, 50-41, Bishop Guilfoyle, 43-33, and Westmont-Hilltop, 47-43. Delone’s only loss in a final came in 1991, 70-43, to Guilfoyle. … Dunmore lost both its finals appearances, 44-43, to Cranberry, in 1994, and 62-39, to Erie Villa Marie in 2011. … Couple of familial title-game connections for Dunmore. Freshman Mia Blume is daughter of Grace Coar Blume, who played on 1994 Dunmore team. Junior Nora Haggerty’s grandfather, Joe Haggerty, won a state tirle in 1976 with Scranton’s Bishop Klonowski High School. … ESPN Radio 630 and 1240 AM, and 86.1 and 100.1 FM will broadcast the final. The game will be telecast on PCN for Comcast subscribers. … Delfino is 19 for 27 in PIAA games, where she is averaging 8.8 rebounds. … Dunmore’s defense has held its last four opponents to 41 for 182 (22.5 percent) from the field. Delone Catholic Probable starters 12 Giana Hoddinot, 5-8, Fr. 4.8 14 Riley Vingsen, 5-8, Sr. 5.2 20 Brooke Lawyer, 5-9, Jr. 12.8 25 Camryn Felix, 5-5, Fr. 6.7 40 Bradi Zumbrum, 5-11, Sr. 11.7 Top reserves 5 Maggie Wells, 6-1, Sr. 6.0 14 Dee McCormick, 5-5, Sr. 3.7 34 Maggie Hughes, 5-10, Fr. 1.3 Varsity roster 1 Abby Jacoby Fr. 4 Ashley Becker Sr. 5 Maggie Wells Sr. 10 Abigail Vingsen Fr. 14 Riley Vingsen Sr. 15 Julia O’Brien So. 20 Brooke Lawyer Jr. 22 Maddie Sieg Jr. 24 Colleen Anderson Sr. 25 Camryn Felix Fr. 34 Maggie Hughes Fr. 40 Bradi Zumbrum Sr. 43 Emily McCann Fr. Game by Game Linden Hall W, 39-26 West York W, 50-28 Biglerville W, 69-8 Littlestown W, 69-38 South Western W, 47-44 Trinity L, 40-51 York Catholic W, 52-36 Governor Mifflin W, 47-40 Boyertown W, 48-36 Fairfield W, 69-20 Red Land W, 69-20 Bermudian Springs W, 65-41 Hanover W, 68-24 Lancaster Catholic L, 44-72 Biglerville W, 66-6 Littlestown W, 74-24 York Catholic W, 75-45 Fairfield W, 63-8 New Oxford W, 61-39 Greencastle-Antrim W, 64-19 Bermudian Springs W, 56-40 Hanover W, 45-18 Gettysburg L, 47-54 Susquenita W, 70-35 Trinity L, 33-44 Lewisburg W, 75-36 Penn Cambria W, 73-64 Neshannock W, 50-41 Central Cambria W, 47-39 Dunmore Probable starters 1 Moriah Murray, 5-8, Fr. 15.8 10 Gianna Delfino, 5-11, Sr. 8.7 20 Lisa Tallo, 5-6, Sr. 7.1 25 Alexis Chapman, 5-5, So. 4.0 44 Victoria Toomey, 6-2, Sr. 12.4 Key reserves 2 Anna Talutto, 5-4, So. 2.2 15 Mia Blume, 5-6. Fr. 3.4 Varsity roster 1 Moriah Murray, 5-8 Fr. 2 Anna Talutto, 5-4 So. 4 Nora Haggerty, 5-9 Jr. 5 Katherine Hopkins, 5-8 Jr. 10 Gianna Delfino, 5-11 Sr. 11 Sophia Mandarano, 5-6 Fr. 12 Alexis Santarsiero, 5-9 Fr. 13 Elisa Delfino, 5-6 So. 14 Samantha Lewis, 5-5 Fr. 15 Mia Blume, 5-6 Fr. 20 Lisa Tallo, 5-6 Sr. 21 Julia Walsh, 5-8 Sr. 25 Alexis Chapman, 5-5 So. 33 Brooke Frable, 5-7 Sr. 35 Molly Zimmer, 5-4 Fr. 44 Victoria Toomey, 6-2 Sr. Game by game Mount Carmel W, 64-18 Crestwood W, 83-23 West Scranton W, 65-43 Holy Redeemer W, 63-31 Parkland W, 54-27 Scranton Prep W, 51-41 Holy Cross W, 57-25 Old Forge W, 67-34 Carbondale Area W, 63-14 Mid Valley W, 46-22 Forest City W, 73-27 Lakeland W, 54-24 Riverside W, 56-38 Holy Cross W, 56-26 Old Forge W, 48-42 Carbondale Area W, 66-18 Mid Valley W, 63-21 Loyalsock W, 53-40 Forest City W, 58-12 Lakeland W, 68-21 Riverside W, 48-28 Holy Cross W, 73-42 Carbondale Area W, 60-12 Wyoming Seminary W, 57-19 Holy Redeemer W, 33-27 Constitution W, 62-14 St. Basil’s Academy W, 47-37 Neumann-Goretti W, 54-47 Trinity W, 50-24