Jeff Cummings made 24 saves in goal as Downingtown East knocked off West Chester Rustin, 3-0, in an ICSHL Ches-Mont boys ice hockey semifinal playoff game at Ice Line on Wednesday.

Downingtown East, seeded sixth, will face fourth-seeded West Chester Henderson in Friday's championship game at Ice Line.

Rustin went into the game as the second seed, but could not find a way to get the puck past Cummings.

After a scoreless first period, Downingtown East struck at the 5:51 mark when Matthew Hill scored off a Jack Magee assist.

Joe Kubachka made it 2-0 when he scored late in the second period off a Ryan Knight assist.

Tom Tapper's shorthanded goal at 14:42 of the third period sealed it. Hill notched the assist.

Downingtown East 0 2 1 -- 3

W.C. Rustin 0 0 0 -- 0Downingtown East goals: Hill, Kubachka, Tapper.

Goalie saves: Cummings (De) 24; Schwandt (R) 18.

Malvern Prep 4, Cardinal O'Hara 1: Malvern Prep reached the championship game of the ICSHL AAA playoffs with the victory at Ice Line.

The second-seeded Friars will face top-seeded Saint Joseph's Prep in Friday's final at Ice Line.

Tyler Belle scored a pair of goals and tacked on an assist as Malvern rallied from a 1-0 deficit.

Joey Abel had a goal and an assist, Ross Sherman netted a goal, and Michael Churchvara handed out two assists.

Matt Hollingshead stopped 16 shots in goal.

Cardinal O'Hara 1 0 0 -- 1

Malvern Prep 0 2 2 -- 4O'Hara goal: Bark.


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Malvern Prep goals: Belle 2, Abel, Sherman.

Goalie saves: Shambo (CO) 20; Hollingshead (MP) 16.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Central Bucks West 36, Bishop Shanahan 32: Ciara Forde scored 10 points as No. 8 Bishop Shanahan fell to No. 5 Central Bucks West in the consolation bracket of the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.

The Eagles (20-6) had a chance to win the game with less than five seconds left, but their 3-point attempt fell just shy.

Shanahan will host No. 22 Central Bucks East in the seventh-place game Saturday at 7 p.m.

BISHOP SHANAHAN: Briglia 4, Juliana 3, Forde 10, Wirshup 5, Habbel 4, Parker 2, Phillips 4. Totals: 9 11-16 32.

C.B. WEST: Carroll 6, Traina 1, Mason 11, Gotschall 5, Longer 11, Rakowski 2. Totals; 13 9-14 36.

Bishop Shanahan 5 12 10 5--32

C.B. West 12 7 2 15-- 36

3-point goals: Forde 2, Juliana; Longer.