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Saints March On To State Championship Game After Their 59-57 Win

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Binghamton, N.Y. - Seton Catholic Central girls basketball team was tested in their third consecutive semifinal game Saturday morning. The Saints led for the majority of the game, showing that they were clearly the better team. However, Section 8's Sewanhaka Indians certainly put on the pressure and flustered the Saints especially in the second half.

Seton was able to calm down and keep the lead, finishing with the 59-57 victory to advance to the Class A Championship game.

Starters Reese Vaughan and Julia Hauer fouled out in the fourth quarter of the game and their presence was certainly missed. Senior Marina Maerkl stepped up leading Seton with 15 points and 12 rebounds. She also stepped up defensively shutting the door on the Indians with a block in the closing seconds to come out with the 2-point victory.

Four our of the Saints five starters scored in double figures and all five starters combined for all of SCC's points.

Dempsey scored three three-pointers collecting 11 points just in the first half. Vaughan had 13 points and five assists, Hauer finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Martin scored eight points and finished with 11 rebounds.

Seton CC (16-4) will play Section 5's Mendon at 10 a.m. Sunday for the Class A title. Mendon defeated three-time defending Class A champion, Jamesville-DeWitt 44-32.