Fueled by Maceo Austin’s 19 points in the second half, Kennedy Catholic advances to the Class 6A State Championship game by virtue of their 75-69 victory over Coatesville. Austin closed out his night with a season-high 32 points. Oscar Tshiebwe scored 24 points (10-11 FT) while Mattia Acunzo added 15 for the victorious Golden Eagles.
Kennedy Catholic (26-3) is set to square off against Pennridge (defeated La Salle College, 52-47) on Saturday at 8 pm from the Giant Center in Hershey. The Eagles are seeking their 4th straight state title.
Coatesville led at the half by 37-32 but were outscored in the second half 43-32. Dapree Bryant tallied a team-high 26 points and Jhamir Brickus – Red Raiders’ point guard – poured in 20.