Girls basketball team readies for state playoff showdown

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The Baldwin girls basketball team is preparing for a state playoff showdown on Friday against  Central Dauphin.

Ethan Coulehan and Caden Harsh

The Baldwin girls basketball team is preparing for a state playoff showdown on Friday against  Central Dauphin.

The Highlanders lost in the first round of WPIAL playoffs, and that might have ended their season. But five teams move on to state playoffs: The top four finishers in WPIALs, plus the team that lost to the eventual WPIAL champs.

Because Baldwin lost in the quarterfinals to North Allegheny, but the Tigers went on to win WPIALs, the Highlanders are in for states. 

Junior Abby Marzina said she is excited for the opportunity.

“To make it to states is an honor, and I can’t wait to represent Baldwin in Hersey,” Marzina said.     

Central Dauphin is a top-ranked team, Marzina said.

“They are a tall team. They have a 6 foot, 3 inch player who makes it difficult to get shots,” she said. 

Junior Meghan Dryburgh is confident about the game.

“They are going to score, but we can’t let it get to us. We want to prove everyone wrong,” she said.

Marzina agreed.

“We’re going to work well together as a team,” Marzina said