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The Christian School of York girls' basketball team will play for a championship Saturday night.

The Defenders earned a berth in the Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference title game on Thursday by rallying for a 30-27 victory over Veritas Academy in a league playoff semifinal contest at Mount Calvary Christian.

Tirzah Miller's 10 points paced the Defenders.

CSY rallied from a five-point second-half deficit to earn the victory. The Defenders outscored Veritas 10-4 in the final period to erase a three-point deficit after three quarters.

It was CSY's 20th straight victory, improving the team's overall record to 21-2. Vertias Academy fell to 12-9.

Now, CSY will play for the CCAC championship at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Bible College against Mount Calvary Christian, which is 17-6. CSY split against MCC during the regular season. Each team finished the regular season at 11-1 in CCAC action.

CSY's last loss was Dec. 10 against MCC, 38-31. CSY won the rematch on Jan. 17, 32-30.

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No matter what happens on Saturday, CSY's season will continue in the District 3 Class 1-A playoffs. The Defenders are seeded No. 2 in the district 1-A field. They received a bye in the first round and in a quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, will play host to the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 seed Harrisburg Christian (13-8) and No. 10 seed New Covenant Christian (9-10).

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

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