District 3 Class 6A Girls Basketball Championship: Cumberland Valley vs Central Dauphin (copy)

Cumberland Valley’s Katie Jekot’s defense, and that of back-court mate Mackenzie Torresin, is a large reason why the Eagles are once again back in the state tournament.

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PIAA Class 6A First Round

Friday, at Milton Hershey School, 5 p.m.

Cumberland Valley: District 3 runner-up (20-6, Mid-Penn Commonwealth)

Boyertown: District 1 six seed (23-5, Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division)

Next round: Winner of 2-1 Scranton (18-5) vs. 1-8 Garnet Valley (21-5), at Lackawanna College, 6

Notes: Boyertown lost to Central Bucks South 35-32 in district quarterfinals, beat Council Rock North 40-38 in consolation, then fell to North Penn 44-36 in fifth-place game. Had 13 game win streak prior to CB South loss.

Top players: For the Bears: Senior Abby Kapp (15.0 ppg, 31 3s, 72.5 FT%) is program’s all-time leading scorer, breaking Kaitlyn Eisenhard’s 1,420 set in 2013. Will play at Bucknell... Seniors Katie Armstrong (8.9 ppg, 23 3s) and Allison Marcus (7.6 ppg) are also scoring threats. Marcus will play at Albright... For the Eagles: Led by Saint Joseph’s commit Katie Jekot (15.0 ppg) and Lincoln Memorial (Tennessee) bound Addi Kirkpatrick (11.0 ppg)... Team only has 54 3-pointers, led by Jekot’s 31... Balanced scoring after those two...

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