Parkland and Freedom earn tough semifinal wins

Published: Feb 27 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 10:46:31 PM EST

The Parkland and Freedom boys will battle for a District 11 championship Saturday after both won hard fought semifinal games Wednesday night in Easton.

Parkland needed overtime to win the rubber match with Liberty.  Austin Beidelman's late jumper in OT secured the 62-59 win.  Nick Rindock led the Trojans with 27 points to help put them in the championship game.

Freedom had plenty of balance and the Patriots made some big plays down the stretch to earn their semifinal win over Stroudsburg 53-49.  This sets up the fourth meeting of the season between Parkland and Freedom.