WILKES BARRE – The Berwick Area Lady Bulldogs
advanced to the state “Sweet 16” with a thrilling 37-36 win over Jersey Shore
here Friday evening. Tori Talanca’s shot
at the buzzer capped a furious rally which saw Berwick overcome a four-point
deficit in the last 10 seconds to advance in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic
Athletic Association (PIAA) Class AAAA Tournament.
Mensinger hit a three pointer with about 10 seconds to play and following a
turnover, Berwick set up a play with less than a second left in the game. Talanca’s buzzer-beater sent the Lady
Bulldogs into a second round game against District 1 champion Lower Moreland at
Hamburg High School tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting.
win, Berwick’s record is now 17-9. The loss ends the season of the Jersey Shore
Lady Bulldogs, who were the third place team from District 4.