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Cranberry Girls Heading to PIAA Playoffs

KANE, Pa. – For the first time since 2012 Cranberry is headed to the PIAA playoffs.

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The Berries earned the third and final PIAA Class 2A playoff spot awarded to District 9 in girls’ basketball with a 46-35 win over Port Allegany in the consolation game at Kane High School.

Strong second and fourth quarters helped Cranberry, who plays the WPIAL champion, either Chartiers-Houston or Vincentian.

The Berries, who led 6-5 at the end of a quarter, used a 17-5 second-quarter advantage to take a 23-17 halftime lead, and then after Port closed to within four, 29-25, at the end of the third quarter Cranberry outscored the Lady Gators 17-10.

Malliah Schreck led Cranberry with 17 points with Erin Merryman adding nine and Bree Swartzfager and Hannah Duncan each scoring eight.

Autumn Buchsenschutz scored a game-high 18 points for Lady Gators.

CRANBERRY 46, PORT ALLEGANY 35

Score by Quarters

Port Allegany 5 12 8 10 – 35
Cranberry 6 17 6 17 – 46

PORT ALLEGANY – 35

Autumn Buchsenschutz 6 2-4 18, Emily Buchsenschutz 0 0-0 0, Hannah Lathrop 0 0-0 0, Leah Garzel 1 0-0 2, Bri Roys 0 1-2 1, Erin Stauffer 1 0-0 2, Jenna Sprankle 2 1-2 5, Cierra Lanager 0 0-0 0, Cailey Barnett 3 1-2 7, Maleh Daniels 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 5-10 35.

CRANBERRY – 46

Bree Swartzfager 2 4-4 8, Erin Merryman 1 7-10 9, Malliah Schreck 8 1-2 17, Ellie Kahle 0 2-2 2, Hannah Duncan 4 0-2 8, Nicole Hutchinson 1 0-0 2, Andrea Altman 0 0-0 0, Emily Duncan 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 14-20 46.

Three-pointers: Port Allegany 4 (Buchsenschutz 4).



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