Eastern Falls to Berlin Hiland

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(AP) - Regina Hochstetler scored nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, including the final three to break a deadlock, as Berlin Hiland reached the girls Division IV championship game for the second straight year after beating Reedsville Eastern 54-51 in a semifinal on Friday.

Hochstetler's layup put the Hawks (26-3) ahead 53-51 with 57 seconds left and she hit a free throws with 28 seconds remaining. Eastern's Jenna Burdette, who led the Eagles (23-5) with 20 points, missed a three-pointer with 16 seconds to go.

After two missed free throws by Hiland's Jasmine Goings, Eastern set up for the final shot with eight seconds left following a timeout but threw the ball out of bounds.

Hiland will play the Ottoville-Fort Laramie winner Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

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