District 6 boys basketball playoff preview capsule for Monday’s game

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 3:30 PM


Boys

District 6

Class 3A

Semifinals

No. 2 Ligonier Valley (19-5)vs. No. 6 Mt. Union (14-9)

7 p.m. Monday at Hollidaysburg

Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Richland (20-3)/No. 5 Central Cambria (14-10)

Coaches: Todd Hepner, Ligonier Valley; Scott McClain, Mt. Union.

Players to watch: Michael Marinchak, 5-10, So., G, Ligonier Valley; Quinton Posey, 6-2, Jr., G, Mt. Union

Layup lines: Ligonier Valley will attempt to reach a District 6 final for the first time since 1987 after defeating Penns Valley, 57-33, in the first round Wednesday. Marichak, who averages 18.4 points, had 20 points, six assists and five steals in the win over Penns Valley. Marrek Paola had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Paola averages 24 points and 13.7 rebounds. … Mt. Union recorded a 48-33 win over No. 3 Juniata in the first round Wednesday. Posey had 19 points to lead the Trojans, which lost to Juniata in the postseason a season ago. Mt. Union is 4-1 over its last five games. Mt. Union never has qualified for a District 6 boys basketball championship game.

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