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PRESS PHOTO BY MARK KIRLIN Joe Barnes' 20-point effort helped Liberty beat Central Catholic and reach Thursday's East Penn Conference title game against ALlen. PRESS PHOTO BY MARK KIRLIN Joe Barnes' 20-point effort helped Liberty beat Central Catholic and reach Thursday's East Penn Conference title game against ALlen.

Top seeds reach EPC boys final

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The top two seeds in the East Penn Conference boys basketball playoffs will meet in Thursday’s league title game.

Allen, the No. 1 seed, beat No. 5 Parkland in overtime Monday, 66-61, while No. 2 seed Liberty improved to 20-4 this season when it beat No. 3 Central Catholic, 60-53 on Monday.

Joe Barnes scored a game-high 20 points for the Hurricanes, which led 24-21 at halftime but stretched the lead to 42-30 after three quarters. Fifteen of Barnes’ points came in that decisive third quarter.

Nick Filchner led Central Catholic (20-4) with 19 points.

Allen (20-4) had four players reach doubl figured in it’s overtime victory Monday, led by A’quele Adderley’s 21-point effort.

The Trojans’ Jake Melady led his team with 17 points, while Jared Kucharczuk and Dylan Rhoads has 16 points each for Parkland (15-9).

The league title game is scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. at the PPL Center.