West York-Trinity live blog from Hershey
12:45 -- It's a final. The Trinity girls win their second straight district title, 68-46 over West York. Thanks for checking in and be sure to read all the coverage from today's game at GameTimePA.com.
12:37 -- West York throwing in the towel here with 1:46 left. Shultz takes out all his starters. Trinity up 20 now after Betz-White's steal and lay-up.
12:29 -- West York calls timeout, but its going to need something special here. Bulldogs trail by 14 with 3:11 left and Trinity heading to the foul line. Shamrocks look like a team that's been here before -- they're 6-of-6 from the foul line this quarter.
12:25 -- Deibert just fouled on a fairly needless reach up near the top of the key. West York trails by 17 with 5:13 remaining.
12:21 -- Ann Deibert just picked up her fourth personal foul with 6:02 remaining. Bulldogs have missed their first five field goals to start the quarter and trail, 50-35. West York calls timeout, but time is running out.
12:15 -- West York can't stop the bleeding. Betz-White feeds Kuntz inside for a bucket to cap a 14-0 Trinity run to end the third quarter. The Shamrocks now lead 48-33. Bulldogs going to need quite a comeback....
12:11 -- Big run for Trinity. Josie Migash pulls down an offensive board and dishes to Laura Murray for a 3-pointer. WY misses on the other end, and Murray grabs the board and dishes to Betz-White for a transition lay-up. Bulldogs timeout as the Shamrocks open up a 42-33 lead late in the third.
12:07 -- Back and forth now. Trinity opens up a five-point lead, but West York counters right back with short jumpers by Zona Smith and Paige Elliott. Shamrocks timeout, and they lead 34-33 with 3:12 remaining.
12:02 -- More free throws for West York. Two from Deibert tie it up at 27, but Betz-White follows with a jumper to put Trinity back up.
11:57 -- Both teams back out on the court. We're ready to go for the second half. West York ball.
11:51 -- Deibert (nine points) and Elliott (eight points) are leading West York. But the keys to the Bulldogs' turnaround: Defense and rebounding. Trinity committed six turnovers that second quarter. Meanwhile, West York racked up up eight offensive rebounds. West York's go-ahead bucket came on an Elliott put-back.
11:48 -- Great end to the half by West York. Ann Deibert caps an 11-0 run with a bucket in close to give West York a three-point lead. Anna Kuntz gets a basket before the end of the half for Trinity, but the Bulldogs will still take a 24-23 lead into the locker room.
11:43 -- West York clamping down on defense here, Trinity without a field goal for about four minutes. Two Deibert free throws cut WY's deficit to one.
11:38 -- Little flurry by West York here. Zona Smith drives in and banks off the glass for two, and Paige Elliott follows that with a mid-range jumper to cut the deficit to four. Trinity calls timeout with 3:50 until halftime.
11:34 -- Bulldogs are getting Trinity into some foul trouble. Shamrocks already have seven team fouls, and WY has attempted 12 free throws. Trinity up by six.
11:30 -- West York can take some consolation from only being down 15-7 after that quarter. Bulldogs getting out-rebounded and struggling to make shots.
11:28 -- Another timeout for West York, after Laura Murray hits two straight jumpers. Bulldogs 2-for-12 from the floor so far and 1-of-5 from the foul line. Shamrocks up 15-5 with 29.2 seconds left in the first.
11:22 -- Zona Smith gets West York on the board out of the timeout. But Betz-White drains her second trey to make it 11-2. Three minutes left in the quarter.
11:20 -- West York getting beat in every facet of the game. Betz-White is lightning quick, and draws two free throws. She makes one of two, and its now 8-0. Shultz calls a timeout for West York with 5:01 left in the first.
11:17 -- Sloppy early from West York. Two early turnovers and some poor defensive rebounding allow Trinity to take a 4-0 lead. Ashley Betz-White cans a trey on Trinity's next trip to make it 7-0.
11:12 -- National anthem up now ... tip-off minutes away.
11:08 -- West York really pulled out all the stops for this one. Coach Jon Shultz and his staff are decked out in bow-ties ... very stylish. Meanwhile, two Bulldogs mascots (one boy, one girl) made the trek to Hershey as well.
Then again, this is the school's first-ever district finals appearance.
11:00 -- G'morning YAIAA hoops fans, we're back up at the Giant Center in Hershey for today's girls' District 3 Class AAA final between top-seeded West York and No. 2 Trinity. Game time is about 10 minutes away, and both teams just came out onto the floor to begin warm-ups.
Here are the starting lineup for both teams:
- G, Katie Early, 5-6, Sr.
- G, Ashley Betz-White, 5-6, Jr.
- G, Laura Murray, 5-10, Sr.
- F, Anna Kuntz, 6-1, So.
- F, Josie Migash, 5-10, So.
- G, Liz Kane, 5-6, Sr.
- G, Zona Smith, 5-6, Sr.
- G, Paige Elliott, 5-8, Sr.
- G, Marlee Folckomer, 5-8, Sr.
- F, Ann Deibert, 6-1, Sr.