PAVILION 52, ARKPORT/CANASEREGA 40
Someone obviously forgot to tell No. 7 seeded Pavilion they didn’t have much of a chance.
The Golden Gophers, who entered the Class D1 bracket with a 10-10 record, defeated No. 3 Arkport/Canaserega to advance into Friday’s finals with the victory Tuesday night in Dansville.
The win came three days after beating second-seeded Prattsburgh 61-34 in the quarterfinals.
Pavilion broke open a close 25-24 halftime lead with a 14-6 third period run.
Freshman Karlee Zinkievich scored 16 points with nine rebounds and seven assists while classmate Lauren Kingsley added 15 points with 13 rebounds for the Golden Gophers.
Zinkievich also hit two, 3-pointers.
Junior Emily Kingsley added 12 points with four rebounds while the lone senior on the roster Lindsay Lowe finished with nine points and five rebounds.
Arkport/Canaserega (13-10) was led by Victoria McDaniel with 18 points while Grace Carney finished with 10 points.
Pavilion will play No. 1 seed Fillmore in Friday’s finals at Letchworth.