Mt. Lebanon Edges Section Foe Bethel Park In Overtime

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In a typical season, a playoff matchup between section opponents will be the third matchup of the season.

But due to differing mask policies in the regular season, the girls basketball Class 6A quarterfinals between Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park was their first matchup of the season.

The No. 4 Blue Devils (16-3) were able to fend off the No. 5 Black Hawks (15-4), 59-58 in overtime.

Senior Morgan Palmer made 1 of 2 free throws with 4.5 seconds left for the win. Palmer finished with 16 points, but Mt. Lebanon was paced by junior Ashleigh Connor with 28 points.

The win avenged the loss to Bethel Park in the WPIAL semifinals from a year ago.

This year, the Blue Devils will travel to top-seed North Allegheny in the semifinals. The game will be on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.