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Freeport cruises past Shenango and into third round

| Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Four players scored in double figures and Freeport shot 9-for-19 from 3-point range as the Yellowjackets defeated Shenango, 85-70, to advance to the third round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs for the first time in school history.

Brent Ferko scored 26 points, David Bauman had 19, Chuck Chelecki 15 and Chris Plocki 11 as Freeport (18-6) stormed out to an early lead and cruised past the Wildcats (20-8) at North Allegheny High School.

Shenango led 10-8 early, but Freeport ran off 11 straight points to take command for good. Freeport led 25-18 after the first quarter, 40-27 at halftime and 66-39 after three quarters.

The Yellowjackets will play the winner of Sto-Rox/Aliquippa Saturday at a site and time to be determined.

The winner of that game advances to the Western finals (state semifinals), and will be one win from the finals in Hershey.

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