The York Suburban girls' basketball team is headed to the PIAA Class AAA state tournament.
The Trojans punched their ticket to the state playoffs on Tuesday by rallying for a 36-32 triumph over ELCO in a District 3-AAA consolation contest at Manheim Township. It's Suburban's first state playoff berth since 2006. The Trojans trailed by seven points entering the final period, 25-18. Suburban used an 18-7 fourth-quarter run to earn the win.
No. 8 seed Suburban (19-6) will now play in the District 3-AAA fifth-place game on Thursday vs No. 2 seed Northern Lebanon (25-3), which beat No. 3 seed Bishop McDevitt in a consolation game on Tuesday, 46-42. No. 13 seed ELCO fell to 16-9 and will play in the District 3-AAA seventh-place contest vs. McDevitt (18-7).
Olivian Gettle paced Suburban with 11 points. Parker Faircloth-Henise added nine.
OTHER GIRLS' GAME:
Arlington Baptist 35, Red Lion Christian 33: At Arlington, RLC lost for just the fourth time this season, falling to 17-4 overall. Tabitha Garner had 12 points for RLC, while Liz Baker added 10.
Arlington Baptist 46, Red Lion Christian 36: At Arlington, RLC dropped to 15-7 on the season, despite 12 points and 10 rebounds from Tate Pendell. Zach Fahs added 10 points in a losing cause.
Boys' correction: In Tuesday's Dispatch sports section, York Country Day's last appearance in the District 3-A boys' basketball finals was incorrectly reported. YCD last appeared in the District 3-A boys' finals in 2002.