The Franklin Lady Knights upcoming showdown in the Sweet 16 round of the PIAA girls “AAA” basketball tournament will see the local team returning to Morrow Fieldhouse at Slippery Rock University where they dispatched Ligonier Valley 66-46 in first-round play on Saturday afternoon.
Franklin will meeet WPIAL (District 7) runnerup Elizabeth-Forward (23-3) at 8:00 PM on Wednesday. The live broadcast of the game will begin at 7:30 PM on 96.3 KQW and here on VenangoCountyDailyNews.com.
The Lady Knights were paced Saturday by double-figure performances from Tenasia Law (16 points), Lina Starr (13) and Mara Benvenuti (13) as they improved to 25-1. Ligonier Valley, the D6/D8 runnerup, finished 16-8.
Elizabeth-Forward posted a 51-44 win over D-7 six-seed Central Valley in Saturday’s opening round. E-F holds the distinction of being the only team this season to defeat Blackhawk, who was undefeated entering the WPIAL playoffs.
Wednesday’s winner will move on to play in Saturday’s state quarterfinal round.