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SWCAC boys basketball championship preview

| Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 1:31 a.m.
Dan Speicher | For Valley News Dispatch
Ja Juan Malloy of Cheswick Christian lays up against Ryan Coomber (4) of Portersville Christian face off in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals at Penn State New Kensington on Thursday February 20, 2014 Cheswick Christian advances to the finals with a final score of 56-19.

Cheswick Christian Academy vs. Evangel Heights Christian Academy

7 p.m. Saturday, Penn State New Kensington

Layup lines: Cheswick Christian (17-9), the winner of the SWCAC's East Division, has cruised to a pair of playoff wins by a combined score of 113-52. Andy Skledar led the way with 23 points in a semifinal win over Portersville Christian. The Chargers lost to Harvest Baptist in last year's title game. They have split two games this season with Evangel Heights, winning 75-57 and falling 66-60 in overtime. Antione Malloy scored 24 in the first meeting for CCA. He and his brother, JaJuan Malloy, were first-team all-conference picks. ... East Division runner-up Evangel Heights, located in Buffalo Township, is led by senior forward Seth Kunkle, who averaged 26 points against Cheswick this season. He poured in 32 points in the overtime win Feb. 11. He also was a first-team all-conference player. Senior Eli Harvey also can provide a spark offensively.

— Bill Beckner Jr.

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