BEAVER FALLS, Pennsylvania (WYTV) – New Castle advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinal on Tuesday with their 78-61 win over Hampton tonight. The ‘Canes trailed at the half 29-28 but outscored the Talbots by a 50-32 margin in the contest’s final sixteen minutes. Coach Ralph Blundo’s group has won eight of their last nine games.
Hampton defeated New Castle on December 9, 87-67 in the third game of the year.
Marcus Hooker led the Hurricanes with 20 points and 10 rebounds (3 assists, 3 steals). Marquel Hooker added 18 as he made 10 free throws. Robert Natale (13), Micah Fulena (12), and Geno Stone (11) all finished in double figures. Fulena led the team in assists with 6.
Now, the Red Hurricanes (20-4) will face Beaver Falls on Tuesday.