WEXFORD, Pa. (WKBN) – The Kennedy Catholic girls basketball team is headed back to Hershey for another shot at the PIAA State Championship. The Golden Eagles knocked off Greensburg Central Catholic Monday, 56-44 in the Class 2A State Semifinals.
Watch the video above for extended highlights and interviews from tonight’s game.
“This is sweet as sweet can be,” says Kennedy Catholic head coach Justin Magestro. “We wanted to get back the Hershey-town. These girls have been working their tails off and defense got the job done again today. Layke (Fields) and all the guards were unbelievable, total team effort.”
Kennedy sophomore Layke Fields led the way with a game high 22 points and 14 rebounds. Monique Vincent added 13 points for the Eagles, and Isabella Bianco chipped in 10.
“We’ve been so hungry,” says Kennedy Catholic sophomore Monique Vincent. “We’ve been working all season, all year, all offseason for this. So just to get back, it’s really what we’ve all been waiting for.”
“It means lot to be able to play my last year and be able to go out all the way to Hershey with my seniors,” says Kennedy Catholic senior Hayden Keith. “But this entire team, we are very special and I am very happy to go back with them for my last year.”
The Centurions were led by Mya Morgan who finished with a team high 20 points. Erica Gribble added 10 points. Greensburg Central Catholic finishes the season 24-6 overall.
Kennedy Catholic improves to 25-4 and will advance to PIAA Class 2A State Championship game on Thursday. The Golden Eagles will face Homer-Center (23-7) at 12 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.
The Wildcats won their State Semifinal game in convincing fashion Monday with a 47-13 victory over the Montrose Meteors.