For the second straight year, the Wilson West Lawn girls basketball team was defeated in the second round of the PIAA tournament. The Bulldogs fell to Abington, 53-43, at Coatesville. The Spring-Ford girls, on the other hand, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 42-35 win over Mechanicsburg at Garden Spot.
The District 3 champions from Wilson trailed from the first quarter on and could not find a way to get into rhythm. Senior Ivory Bailey paced Wilson with 15 points. Fellow senior Carley Brew added 10 points. Seniors Jessie Wallace and Avery Marz scored 6 and 5 points, respectively, in their final games with Wilson.
The Bulldogs lost at Coatesville last season as the District 3 champions. North Penn was the opponent.
Wilson finishes the year at 23-8.
Abington will meet Spring-Ford in the quarterfinals. The Rams rallied to beat Mechanicsburg, 42-35, at Garden Spot on Tuesday.
Sammy Stipa took over in the final five minutes, scoring half of her team-high 14 points there. Shelby Mueller added another 11 points for the defending state champs, who trailed by 4 after 3 quarters.
Abington/Spring-Ford will play Friday at a place and time to be decided.