Photo Gallery: Neumann-Goretti girls top St. Basil, 64-61

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Neumann-Goretti’s Diamond Johnson comes down with a big defensive rebound late in the game in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

The Neumann-Goretti High School girls basketball team pulled out a thriller in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs with a 64-61 victory over St. Basil Academy on Friday night at Lower Moreland High School.

Mihjae Hayes picks up a loose ball for Neumann-Goretti in a 64-61 victory over St. Basil in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

Diamond Johnson led all scorers with 36 points as the Saints rallied from a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Sierra Burmudez, who finished with 12 points, hit the game-tying three pointer to make it 58-58 with under two minutes to go. Mihjae Hayes added seven points for Neumann-Goretti.

Prunelle Mungo and Diamond Johnson box out Denae Carter in a 64-61 victory over St. Basil in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

Look for a story on the Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team in the next edition of the South Philly Review and online soon at southphillyreview.com

Neumann-Goretti players get ready for the second half against St. Basil in the PIAA playoffs on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Mihjae Hayes drives and dishes for Neumann-Goretti in a 64-61 victory over St. Basil in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Prunelle Mungo plays tough defense for Neumann-Goretti in a 64-61 victory over St. Basil in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Neumann-Goretti’s Diamond Johnson drives around a defender in the PIAA State Tournament on Friday. Photo/Mark Zimmaro