Hey, 19 works for Radnor with first AAAA states berth

To get to their first PIAA Class AAAA Tournament in history, Radnor knew it would have to do things the hard way. Wednesday, that’s exactly what they did.

The No. 19 seed Raiders used a steely performance at the line late to hang on to a 46-43 victory over Perkiomen Valley and earn one of the two playback berths to states in their first season back in the big-school division.

Lauren Pacifico scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the second half, and Kristin Hamill added 13 points and six rebounds for Radnor (19-8). Hamill and Katie Jordan combined to go 6-for-8 from the line in the fourth quarter to help the Raiders hold a lead fostered by an 18-5 edge in the third quarter.

Radnor will travel to No. 1 seed Boyertown Saturday for the ninth-place game.

Also in the District One Class AAAA playbacks:

Garnet Valley 44, North Penn 37: Maddie Ireland scored 17 points to go with four steals, and Jordan Ireland added 14 points as the No. 4 seed Jaguars earned a spot in the fifth-place game Saturday at home against No. 7 Upper Dublin.

Macy Goldbach added eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocks, and Kerry O’Donoghue did the dirty work with 10 rebounds for the Jaguars (24-3), who already clinched a spot in the PIAA Tournament.

In the District 12 Class AAA third-place game:

Archbishop Carroll 67, Simon Gratz 22: The Patriots (16-8) equaled their opponents’ points total in the second quarter alone, coasting to victory behind a 30-0 run in the first half and earning the right to play the District One champions in the first round of the PIAA tournament.

Julia Gantz scored 14 points to go with five rebounds and five assists, and Emma Stringer added 10 points for Carroll.

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