Juniata Valley’s girls fell behind 8-0 at the beginning of Saturday’s PIAA Class A first-round game with Aquinas Academy at Deer Lakes High School and never completely recovered. The Crusaders fought off a comeback by the Hornets and gradually built their way to a 59-45 victory.

The Hornets finished their season with a 16-9 record. Aquinas Academy, the District Seven runner-up, improved to 17-9 for the year and will move into the second round against District Five champion Berlin Brothersvalley (21-5) Wednesday at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon.


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