A game-by-game look at the Berks girls basketball quarterfinals

Jason Guarente, Reading Eagle, Pa.
·3 min read

Feb. 21—Monday's games

No. 8 Brandywine Heights at No. 1 Gov. Mifflin, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Wilson at No. 4 Wyomissing, 5 p.m.

No. 6 Fleetwood at No. 3 Twin Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Schuylkill Valley at No. 2 Berks Catholic, 5 p.m.

Gov. Mifflin (14-4) vs. Brandywine Heights (7-8)

The Mustangs

Who to watch: Stella Mollica is the league's best point guard. The senior is averaging 11.9 points per game and is 44 points from reaching 1,000 for her career.

What to know: Only undefeated team in league play is seeking a third consecutive county championship. ... Other four starters, Jocelyn Grosch, Elisa Fiore, Anyah Ortiz and Shakyla Mayo, all average between 8.1 and 8.9 points.

The Bullets

Who to watch: Ashlyn Clark ranks third in the league at scoring at 13.7 points. Senior is one of three Berks players to score more than 13 points per game each of the past two seasons.

What to know: Clinched Berks IV for first division championship since 2002. ... Four losses are by four points or fewer or in overtime. ... Second consecutive trip to Berks playoffs. ... Lost to Twin Valley in quarterfinals last season.

Wyomissing (10-5) vs. Wilson (9-8)

The Spartans

Who to watch: Lily Seyfert is averaging a league-high 17.6 points. The All-State guard ranks 67th on Berks' all-time list with 1,229 career points.

What to know: Captured seventh consecutive division title despite playing stretches without Seyfert and point guard Abby Doyle, who's tied for fourth in the league in scoring at 13.1 points. ... Lost to Reading High in last year's quarterfinals.

The Bulldogs

Who to watch: Gia Borelli leads the team with 27 3-pointers and is averaging 7.5 points. Keira Levengood (7.4) and Isis Dojan (7.4) contribute to a balanced offense.

What to know: Finished 6-2 over final eight games with only losses by single digits to Gov. Mifflin and Berks Catholic. ... Lost to Mifflin in last year's quarterfinals. ... Last county championship came in 2014.

Twin Valley (15-6) vs. Fleetwood (9-5)

The Raiders

Who to watch: Ava Morrow is tied for fourth in the league in scoring at 13.1 points and is 13 points away from joining the 1,000-point club.

What to know: Berks II champs' only league losses are against Gov. Mifflin and Berks Catholic. ... Athletic, hard-nosed defensive team is allowing a league-best 29.8 points per game. ... Natali Foster, who averages 10.1 points, typically guards the opponent's top player.

The Tigers

Who to watch: Alexis Hess is second in the league in scoring at 17.3 points. The sophomore is one of the nation's most coveted recruits in her class.

What to know: Knocked off Twin Valley 40-37 in overtime at home on Jan. 27. ... Have won seven of their last eight games with Hess in the lineup. ... Julia Kaskey (9.4 points) and Alexis Baez (8.1) give a highly-efficient offense some depth.

Berks Catholic (15-3) vs. Schuylkill Valley (10-5)

The Saints

Who to watch: Junior Caroline Reedy is one of the league's best all-around players and is averaging 11.2 points. Sophomore Caraline Herb has made 49 3-pointers, 16 more than any other Berks player.

What to know: Only two losses since Jan. 9 were against Gov. Mifflin, 43-31 on the road and 50-45 at home. ... Shot a league-best 62.3% at the foul line. ... Keziah Brantley averages 10.1 points, making them the only team with three double-digit scorers.

The Panthers

Who to watch: Senior Abbey White is averaging a team-high 10.9 points with 18 3-pointers.

What to know: Have won 10-of-12 games since starting the season 0-3. ... An athletic, physical lineup tries to force opponents into mistakes. ... Madison Ziska is averaging 10.2 points. ... Defeated Berks Catholic twice in three meetings last season when teams were in Berks II.