Easton 65, Allen 47 – Rapid Recap
Easton Area High School’s girls basketball team is headed back to the state tournament.
The third-seeded Red Rovers defeated sixth-seeded Allen 65-47 on Thursday night in the District 11 Class 6A quarterfinals at Whitehall High School’s Coach Tracy Court.
Turning point: Mileisha Troche hit two 3-pointers and Allen scored the first eight points of the second half to take a 34-31 lead.
It was all Easton after that.
The Red Rovers outscored the Canaries 16-4 over the final six minutes of the third quarter and opened the fourth on a six-point run to seize a 53-38 advantage.
Kion Andrews paced the Canaries with 14 points.
What it means: Easton (22-4) advances to play the Freedom/Parkland winner in the district semifinals on Monday at a time and site to be determined.
The Red Rovers also secured a spot in the PIAA bracket, their third straight appearance, with the victory.
Allen finishes its season at 14-9.
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