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Lady Eagle Notebook

Matchup: Tyrone Lady Eagles (15-10) vs. Indian Valley Lady Warriors (15-11)
Where: Bald Eagle Area High School, Wingate, 6 p.m.
At Stake: The winner advances to the PIAA Class AAA Inter-District playoffs while the loser ends its season.
Last Game: Tyrone – lost in the 6-AAA semifinals to Lewistown 71-52 at Bald Eagle Area High School on Tuesday. Marie DelBaggio scored 23 points while grabbed 10 boards and Joanna Turner added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Indian Valley – lost to defending champion Johnstown 57-53 in the 6-AAA semifinals at Central Cambria High School on Tuesday. Megan Hartman scored 14 for Valley.
Tyrone: is averaging 48.5 points per game in two playoff games … has not advanced to the PIAA Inter-District playoffs since 1997 … is playing its third consecutive post-season game at Bald Eagle Area High School.
Indian Valley: is currently fourth in District 6-AAA in points allowed at just over 48.3 per game … has advanced to Inter-Districts seven times … is 9-2 in its last 11 games.
Last Meeting: On Friday, January 24, 2002, Indian Valley defeated Tyrone 47-44 at the Tyrone Area High School gymnasium.
Marie DelBaggio had 10 points and seven rebounds while Joanna Turner scored 11 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead the Lady Eagles. However, the story of the game was the performance of Megan Hartman, the 5-4 junior point guard who despite a badly sprained ankle led the Lady Warriors with 13 points, including three three-pointers.
Hidden Stat: the teams split their regular season series with each club winning on the other’s floor.
Notebook
• Tyrone and Indian Valley played each other in the District 6-AAA consolation game last year, as well, with Valley defeating Tyrone 58-44 at Huntingdon Area High School. The Lady Warriors held Tyrone scoreless for a 12-minute span stretching from 6:34 in the third until 2:43 remained in the game to rally from seven points down. Alanna Daniels led Tyrone with 13 points while Mandy Laub scored 18 for Valley.
• While the Lady Eagles and Lady Warriors are two of the fiercest rivals in the Mountain League, they have met just twice in the post-season. Along with IV’s win last season, Tyrone defeated the Lady Warriors 62-45 in the 1994 District 6-AAA championship game, leaving the series even at 1-1.
• Tyrone is playing in a District consolation game for the third consecutive year and is 1-3 all time in consy games. Tyrone lost to Valley last season, Somerset in 2001 and Philipsburg-Osceola in 1995. The Lady Eagles defeated Central in the 6-AAA consy in 1996.
• A win in tonight’s consolation game would send Tyrone into the PIAA playoffs for the fourth time in school history and it would give senior Marie DelBaggio a legitimate shot at reaching the 1,000-point plateau for her career. The 6-0 senior, who has started for Tyrone since her freshman season, currently has 968 career points after scoring a game-high 23 against Lewistown on Tuesday.
HOOP NOTES: Hartman is averaging 14 points per game against Tyrone this season … DelBaggio is averaging 12 against Valley … Tyrone won in Burnham in December 61-47, handing Valley its first loss of the season … in two playoff games, Tyrone is averaging 17.5 turnovers per game.