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PRESS PHOTO BY ROB MERCHANT The top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic girls advanced to Tuesday's league semifinals with a win Friday night. Six East Penn Conference playoff games got the 2019-20 basketball postseason underway. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA PRESS PHOTO BY ROB MERCHANT The top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic girls advanced to Tuesday's league semifinals with a win Friday night. Six East Penn Conference playoff games got the 2019-20 basketball postseason underway. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA

Top seeds advance in EPC playoffs

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference basketball playoffs got underway Friday night despite two of the eight first-round games getting postsponed.

The top seeds advanced in both boys and girls.

The No. 1 Allen boys team beat No. 8 seed Bethlehem Catholic 67-58. The Canaries move on to Monday’s semifinals against either No. 4 East Stroudsburg South or No. 5 Parkland, which play Saturday at 2 p.m.

On the other side of the boys bracket, No. 2 Liberty downed No. 7 Freedom 55-52. The Hurricanes will meet No. 3 Central Catholic in Monday’s semifinal opener at 6 p.m. at the PPL Center. The Vikings beat No. 6 Easton 53-52.

In girls action, top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic beat No. 8 Easton 64-49 to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal game against No. 4 Freedom, which beat No. 5 Northampton 57-50 on Friday.

No. 2 seed Nazareth defeated No. 7 Parkland 43-32 Friday night. The Blue Eagles await the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 3 Stroudsburg and No. 6 Pocono Mountain West. The winner squares off against Nazareth at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the PPL Center with the Beca-Freedom game slated for 7:30 p.m.