Monday, February 26, 2024

DISTRICT XI: Minersville Area Girls Secure Win Over Panther Valley to Play in Class 2A Semifinal

The Minersville Area Miners emerged victorious over the Panther Valley Panthers, securing their advancement in the District XI playoffs on Friday evening.
The first quarter set the tone for the tightly contested match, with Minersville Area gaining a narrow lead over Panther Valley, ending the quarter with a score of 11-8. However, the Panthers swiftly rallied, turning the tide by halftime to lead 22-21.

As the clock ticked down in the third quarter, the teams remained deadlocked, with neither side willing to concede an inch. With the scoreboard showing a tied score of 37 apiece.

In the final stretch, it was the Minersville Area Miners who showed their determination, surging ahead to claim victory 61-54. 

Minersville was led by standout performances from Kaycee Raczka, who contributed 25 points, and Brooke Kopinetz, who added 21 points. Taylor Conti and Kerra Brennan also made significant contributions with 13 and 2 points.

Panther Valley's scoring was spearheaded by Maddison Maynard's remarkable 20 points and Morgan Orsurak's 17 points, coupled with solid performances from Kaidence Krapf and Natalie Vermillion, totaling 11 and 6 points respectively.

With this hard-fought win, Minersville Area advances to the next round of the playoffs, where they are set to face Schuylkill Haven on Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Blue Mountain. Meanwhile, Panther Valley's season comes to a close.