New Castle’s back in Elite 8; Grove City bows out


New Castle gets by Grove City 74-67 tonight at Slippery Rock University.

The loss ended the Eagles’ season at 17-10. Grove City had won eight of their previous 10 contests. Marcos Cintron led Grove City with 22 points. Kade Persinger added 18 points for the Eagles.

Michael Wells led 25 points for the Red Hurricanes (23-4), who are moving on to the Quad A State Quarterfinals.

Payne Prowell registered a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds).

New Castle has now won 10 in a row. In each of the last four years, New Castle has stumbled in the Elite 8.

The ‘Canes will be matched against Hickory on Friday.

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