Latrobe Overcomes Slow Start To Advance WPIAL Semifinals

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The Latrobe girls basketball team fell behind early to No. 3 Hampton (15-6), but the No. 6 Wildcats (14-2) didn’t quit in their 53-48 win in the Class 5A Quarterfinals.

Latrobe will be making its first trip to the WPIAL semifinals since 1998.

The Wildcats fell behind 16-9 after the first quarter, and were down but six at halftime.

They came out on fire in the third quarter, outscoring the Talbots 19-9 to take the lead.

Junior Anna Rafferty led the Wildcats with 17 points. Senior Rachel Ridilla chipped in with 12 points.

Latrobe will travel to No. 2 Chartiers Valley on Thursday in the Class 5A WPIAL semifinals. Tip will be at 6 p.m.