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Quarterfinal results, semifinal pairings for DIAA Boys Basketball Tournament


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The state’s only undefeated team was the only one to win on the road in the DIAA Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Sixth-seeded Smyrna knocked off No. 3 Howard 59-50. And the Eagles will have to score another road win to reach the championship game.

Thursday’s semifinal games will start at 6:30 p.m., as follows:

► No. 4 Tower Hill (12-2) at No. 1 Sanford (14-2), no spectators allowed.

► No. 6 Smyrna (18-0) at No. 2 Salesianum (12-3), two spectators per athlete on each team allowed.

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Sanford pulled away in the third quarter to post a 54-38 quarterfinal win over Appoquinimink. Tower Hill dominated Seaford from start to finish in a 56-25 victory, earning the school’s first appearance in the boys hoops semifinals.

It will be the third meeting of the season between the Delaware Independent Schools Conference rivals. The Warriors won 54-49 at home on Feb. 13, and 45-34 at Tower Hill on Feb. 25.

Salesianum reached the semifinals with a 61-47 home victory over Tatnall.

The championship games of both the DIAA girls and boys tournaments have been moved to Dover High School.

The girls final will tip off at 6 p.m. Friday, with the boys final starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Two spectators per athlete on each team will be allowed for the finals.

Contact Brad Myers at bmyers@delawareonline.com. Follow on Twitter: @BradMyersTNJ

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