District 3 Boys basketball: Trinity vs Lancaster Mennonite (copy)

Trinity’s Austin Gilbertson has never made it to the PIAA semifinals. He and the Shamrocks were picked by some outlets to get there, but must first beat Delaware-Valley Charter on Tuesday.

Sentinel file

PIAA Class 3A Second Round

Thursday, at Manheim Twp. HS, 6 p.m.

Trinity: District 3 champion (22-3, Mid-Penn Capital)

Delaware-Valley Charter: District 12 runner-up (21-7, Philadelphia Public League Division A)

Next round: Winner of 1-1 Valley Forge Military (21-4) vs. 2-2 Mid Valley (24-3)

Notes: Del-Val Charter thumped Loyalsock Twp. 63-39; Trinity won just as handily, beating Strawberry Mansion 75-47.

Top players: For the Warriors: Coached by James Lewis. Antwuan Butler (19 points), Mahki Morris (15, seven steals) and Tyrone Williams (10) all reached double figures Friday in the Warriors’ win. Del-Val forced 35 turnovers and recorded 21 steals. ... For the Shamrocks: Leading scorer Timmy Edwards (18.8 ppg) has scored 20-plus in four straight and five of the last six. Needs 11 more for 500 this season. Pace commit Austin Gilbertson averaging 14.3 with 28 3-pointers (second behind Jack Bucher’s 33). Trinity is averaging 69.2 ppg.

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