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Live blog - Highlands beats Southmoreland

Written by Mike White on .

Live blog from Highlands vs. Southmoreland in first round of WPIAL Class AAA boys playoffs. If you have an updated score, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Twitter @mwhiteburgh

9:26 p.m. - FINAL SCORE: HIGHLANDS 56, SOUTHMORELAND 48

Micah Mason finishes with 18, but got plenty of help. Three others in double figures. Tyler Kazmierczyk 16, Tyler Symkiewicz 12 and Glenn Saunders 10.

9:22 p.m. - Highlands is going to win. 53-45 with 31 seconds left.

9:14 p.m. - 3:05 left in game. Timeout. Highlands leads, 50-42.

9:12 p.m. - Highlands by nine. Southmoreland cooked. Micah Mason will just handle the ball everywhere.

9:08 p.m. - 5:35 left in game. Highlands leads, 43-38. Mason now with nine points.

9:02 p.m. - END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: HIGHLANDS 40, SOUTHMORELAND 35

8:57 p.m. - 2:07 left in third and Highlands leads, 35-33. Southmoreland hanging tough. Scotties do a nice job offensively, running some sets. Not a tremendously talented team but hanging in.

8:49 p.m. - Micah Mason in the scorebook, Highlands goes on 10-0 to take a 33-26 lead. Mason hit a 3 in transition and got a tip-in. 5:48 left in third quarter.

Blackhawk leads South Park, 25-10, at halftime.

8:36 p.m. - HALFTIME: SOUTHMORELAND 24, HIGHLANDS 23

I wonder how many times in his career Micah Mason has not scored a point in a half. But that's the situation tonight. Mason 0 for 5 from field. A handful of dimes, though. Diamond-and-one defense on him. Sometimes if he puts it on floor, he has two or three defenders near him. Smart by Southmoreland, though. Make other players beat you.

Tyler Kazmierczyk nine points in first half for Highlands and 1- for Tyler Symkiewicz.

Seven points for Southmoreland's Asa Costelnock.

Anotther score: End of first quarter, Blackhawk 14-8 over South Park end of first quarter.

8:29 p.m. - Timeout 3:20 left in half. Southmoreland leads, 22-15. Micah Mason still scoreless. A couple of nice dishes, though, for baskets.

8:25 p.m. - Five minutes left in half. Micah Mason still hasn't scored. 0 for 5.

8:22 p.m. - END OF FIRST QUARTER: SOUTHMORELAND 14, HIGHLANDS 7

8:21 p.m. - Southmoreland has 21 shots already. Many on rebounds. Highlands has 10.

8:20 p.m. - This is a relatively new gym. Also has to be one of the darkest in WPIAL.

8:16 p.m. - Timeout 2:27 left in first quarter. Southmoreland leads, 12-3. Southmoreland started 1 of 8 from field. Micah Mason taken two shots so far. Missed both.

8:11 p.m. - Southmoreland playing a diamond-and-one on Micah Mason. And when he catches the ball, they send another defender at him to double him.

8:07 p.m. - Tipoff.

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