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February 28, 2014

NF girls set for semis

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Niagara Gazette — Where the Wolverines will have an advantage is in the open court. Most teams in Western New York would struggle to guard Niagara Falls’ plethora of athletic guards and the Spartans should be no different.

That athleticism could be key to stopping Taplin as well. The Wolverines shot 36 free throws against Lancaster, and a couple of quick fouls on the Will. North center could put Niagara Falls at a big advantage.

“If she’s in foul trouble, they’ve got problems,” Esposito said. “They don’t have a deep bench.”

Depth isn’t an issue for the Wolverines. Esposito uses eight players regularly, all with the ability to get up the court.

“We definitely have a speed advantage,” he said. “We have to make it a 94-foot game, get in the passing lanes and pressure the heck out of them.”

The winner of tonight’s game will play in the Class AA final at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo State against the winner of No. 1 Lockport and No. 4 Lockport. The Red Raiders and Lions face off at 6 p.m. tonight at Ken West.

Follow Niagara Gazette sports reporter Mike Meiler on Twitter @mikemeiler for updates on your local teams.

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