The fourth-seeded Tallmadge girls basketball team advanced to a Division II sectional championship game.
The Lady Blue Devils earned a date with fifth-seeded Cleveland St. Martin de Porres after posting a 55-36 win over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Feb. 20 at Nordonia High School in Macedonia.
Tallmadge concluded the first half with a 10-0 run to take a 23-14 lead. The Lady Blue Devils built their lead to 19 (40-21) at the end of three quarters and cruised the rest of the way.
Leah Makuch had a perfect night for Tallmadge. She converted all seven of her shots and made all six of her foul shots en route to a team-high 20 points.
Mary Ryan finished with 15 points for Tallmadge and teammate Hallie Allen added 12 points. Allen knocked down a trio of three-pointers.
Ashley Tyna scored a game-high 22 points for the Lady Royals (8-15).
For more, see the Feb. 24 edition of the Tallmadge Express.
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