Downingtown East suffers season-ending loss in state playoff qualifier

(12) CB East 63, (11) Downingtown East 58, OT – The Cougars (18-10) were unable to sustain a solid start in falling one win short of a PIAA playoff berth with the OT loss in the District 1-6A 11th-place game Saturday.

Erin Phelan and Olivia Williams finished with 16 points each for D-East, which led 32-22 at the break before CB East surged in the second half to force the extra session. Also reaching double figures for the Cougars were Bella Smuda with 14 and Dani Tyrell with 10.

CB East, which is making its third trip to states in the past five years, was paced by Sophia Mancuso with 19 points – 15 after the break, Gina Russo with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Elyse Shine with 13 points.

Central Bucks East (63) – Sophia Mancuso 19, Skylar Krause 3, Gina Russo 12, Caroline Pla 7, Audrey LaBouliere 2, Bailey McManus 7, Elyse Shine 13.
Downingtown East (58) – Brennan 2, Tyrell 10, Smuda 14, Phelan 16, Williams 16.
Central Bucks East     6-16-22-11-8   63
Downingtown East     15-17-16-7-3   58
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