BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The Seton Catholic boys and girls basketball teams both advanced to the Section IV Championships with victories Tuesday night. The Saints girls basketball team used a 30-point third quarter to blow past the Wildcats in the Class A semifinals, while the boys went on a 18-0 run in the first quarter to cruise past Oneonta in the Class B semifinals.
Final scores: (Boys Basketball)
#6 Seton Catholic - 62, Oneonta - 41 (Class B Semifinals)
Seton Catholic will play in the Section IV Class B Championship Game Saturday, March 3 at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Corning - 51, Elmira - 43 (Class AA Semifinals)
Ithaca - 60, Binghamton - 49 (Class AA Semifinals)
Corning faces Ithaca in the Section IV Class AA Championship Game Friday, March 2 at Corning-Painted Post at 8 p.m.
#7 Newfield - 58, Delhi - 43 (Class D Semifinals)
Newfield will play in the Section IV Class D Championship Game Saturday, March 3 at SUNY Oneonta at 6 p.m.
#11 Seton Catholic - 89, Johnson City - 59 (Class A Semifinals)
High scorer: Marina Maerkl - 29 points
"We finally started playing together (in the third quarter)," said Seton Catholic senior guard Hanna Strawn. "I think we just got our pace going. Started playing hard. In the beginning we were a little slow, a little bit sloppy, but we said in the locker room at halftime that the first four minutes of the second half were going to be very important and we came out strong and just did what we needed to do to get to the arena."
"To do it with this group of girls, I feel really close with this group of girls," said Seton Catholic junior forward Marina Maerkl. "We all get along. There's an energy and a friendship and a bond with this team that I feel is irreplaceable. So to go to the arena and play for a sectional championship again is really special."
Maine-Endwell - 45, Union-Endicott - 42 (Class A Semifinals)
Seton Catholic faces Maine-Endwell in the Section IV Class A Championship Game Saturday, March 3 at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena 1 p.m.