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February 25, 2014

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Farrell (20-3) vs. Strong Vincent (16-7).

What: Semifinals.

When: 8:30 p.m. today.

Where: Meadville Area Senior High’s “House of Thrills.”

Players: Farrell — Dewayne Burns, 5-8 Sr. guard (6.3 ppg.); Jamel Brown, 5-11 Jr. guard (7.8 ppg., 5.8 assists/game); Ike Jones, 6-3 Sr. post (12 ppg., 6.1 rebounds/game); Tyrone Archie, 6-2 Sr. forward (7 ppg., 7.7 rpg.); Chris James, 5-10 Sr. guard (11.1 ppg.); Malik Miller, 6-0 Soph. guard (14 ppg.); Clifton McNair, 6-1 Jr. swingman (9.6 ppg.); Terrance Holloway, 5-9 Soph. guard. Strong Vincent—David Morris, 6-0 Fr. guard (18.2 ppg.); Simeal Wofford, 5-9 Fr. guard; Dajhere Pacley, 6-2 Sr. forward; Ryan Hatkevich, 6-4 Sr. forward; Andrew Gillespie, 5-10 Sr. guard; Jason Miller, 6-4 Jr. forward; Tyvonn Green, 5-8 Jr. guard. 

Bonus Shots: Steelers’ skipper Roland Shannonhouse (195-81) is in his 11th season, having forged Farrell to the ’08 D-10 AAA title. The Colonels are coached by former East standout Shannon Pullium (15th season, 245-137). ... The Steelers escaped Girard (63-60 OT) in the opening round, led by James’ game-high 20-point performance, McNair’s 10 off the bench — including the game-winning tip-in with 28.8 seconds — and Brown and Miller, who evenly split 18 points. Miller mustered a trio of treys and has a team-high 32, approximately one-third of the Steelers’ team total. Miller missed 8 games, owing to a broken bone in his shooting hand. ... Vincent vanquished Hickory (60-50) led by Morris (16) and Wofford (15), and the Colonels converted 20 of 31 free-throw attempts (64.5 percent), led by Wofford’s 8-for-8 marksmanship. ... West Middlesex victimized Vincent (5048) back in mid-December at the United Way Classic in Youngstown; Farrell outlasted Middlesex (64-58) for the Dresch-McCluskey Holiday tourney title. ... According to AD Matt Vannoy’s research, Farrell entered the tourney averaging 69.4 ppg. and yielding 52.9; Vincent is averaging 59.3 and allowing 50.5. ... All-time, Farrell has fared well against Vincent (14-6). The teams last met in the ’08 Dresch-McCluskey Holiday tourney title tilt, won by the Steelers (66-63). ... The game will be broadcast on NewsTalk 790 (WPIC AM), with Jeff Wimer and Chris Burtch calling the action.

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