Wyomissing set to face Delone Catholic in District 3 Class 4A girls basketball final

Feb. 28—Wyomissing will put its undefeated record to the test as it looks to go back-to-back.

The defending District 3 Class 4A girls basketball champions, the No. 2 seed Spartans will try to repeat against top-seeded Delone Catholic in the district final on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

"It's freaking amazing," Wyomissing coach Aaron Anders said following his team's victory in the semifinals. "It's absolutely awesome."

The game is a rematch of last year's district final, which the third-seeded Spartans won 35-30 over the top-seeded and two-time defending champion Squirettes. Wyomissing ended the game with a 6-0 run to win its first district title in program history.

"It's just amazing just being able to be in another crazy environment with our team," junior Audrey Hurleman said following the semifinal victory. "It will be so much fun."

The Spartans (27-0) are coming off a dominant 45-15 win over third-seeded Northern Lebanon in the semifinals, marking the largest margin of victory of any game in the District 3 Class 4A girls basketball playoffs and Wyomissing's biggest win of the 2024 postseason. The two-time defending county champions, the Spartans held the Vikings to just seven points over the final three quarters.

"It definitely gives us a lot of confidence," Hurleman said. "But we got to also remember that (the Squirettes) are coming to win too."

Delone Catholic (22-2) is fresh off a 60-31 win over No. 4 seed Bishop McDevitt in the semifinals. The Squirettes are making their seventh appearance in a district final in the last eight years.

Delone Catholic beat York Catholic 54-32 in the regular season. Wyomissing also defeated York Catholic 58-53 and beat Bishop McDevitt 51-32 in the regular season.

"We know that we're a really good team and who we're facing is going to be really good," junior Amaya Stewart said following the semifinal victory. "We're just trying our best to not get over confident and just stay within ourselves."

The two-time reigning Berks Player of the Year, Stewart leads the Spartans in scoring at 19.3 points per game. The center is averaging 22.8 points per game through the first five games of the postseason.

The Squirettes are led by junior Megan Jacoby at 11 points per game. Senior Brielle Baughman is not far behind at 10.3 points per game and shoots 82 percent from the free throw line.

Delone Catholic averages 51.1 points per game, while Wyomissing has scored 50.9 points per game. On the defensive side, the Spartans have given up just 26.9 points per game while the Squirettes have allowed 28.5 points per game.

In the postseason, Delone Catholic is averaging 49.7 points per game and allowing 31.3 points per game. Wyomissing is averaging 49.4 points per game and allowing 33.6 points per game.

"That's our next challenge, that's our next test and I'm just excited for them," Anders said about the matchup with Squirettes. "I know they're going to rise to the occasion. I know it's going to be a great game."