Audenried girls to play in the state semifinal

Audenried’s Shayla Smith, shown here during her sophomore year. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

The Universal Audenried Charter High School girls basketball team will face Scranton Prep in the PIAA Class 4A semifinal tonight at Bethlehem High School at 6 p.m.

The Lady Rockets are fresh off a 79-53 quarterfinal victory over Delone Catholic that featured a dominating 41-point performance by junior Shayla Smith. 

Audenried has reached the semifinal round of the state tournament for the first time in school history, which is the latest benchmark achievement for the team which recently won its second straight Philadelphia Public League title and its first District 12 championship.