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Basketball: Paladins bow out in region semifinal
Oscar Lynch
Pinecrest Academy sophomore Oscar Lynch lays the ball up while trying to beat the clock Friday during the Paladins' 70-62 loss to Mount Pisgah. Photo by Jay Rooney Photography

Pinecrest Academy's region run came to an end Friday as the Paladins fell, 70-62, to Mount Pisgah in the semifinal.

Senior Josh Boeye led the Paladins with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, while sophomore JJ Hayes had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Caleb Bohn finished with 13 points and three assists, senior Hank Lynch added eight points and five rebounds, and sophomore Tony Carpio chipped in five points and five rebounds.

The Paladins exploded for 23 points in the third quarter but were outscored 52-39 in the other three quarters.

Pinecrest (15-12) will open the Class 1A Private tournament next week.