Class AAAA. Junior Raheem Hall poured in a career-high 27 points and Lower Merion turned away Easton, 66-54, in a state quarterfinal in Reading.
The Aces knocked down 17 of their 22 foul shots to create separation from Easton. B.J. Johnson added 14 points.
Lower Merion entered the state tournament as the second seeded team from District 1 and the Aces have topped their three state playoff opponents by an average of 18 points per game.
Archbishop Wood needed two overtimes to dispatch South Park, 59-56, in the PIAA Class AAA quaterfinal at Chambersburg.
Alex Heck scored nine straight Vikings points to erase a late fourth quarter deficit and force overtime.
Head coach Jim Ricci said the team used a balanced attack over the two extra periods to seal the win.
Heck, a 5-foot-11 senior center, dominated down low enroute to a team-high 13 rebounds and 23 points.
Archbishop Wood entered the state tournament as the third seed from District 12 and will enter the semifinals for the third straight year. They have won the state title the last two seasons.
Also in the AAA quarterfinals, Neumann-Goretti fell to Lancaster Catholic, 50-27, in Reading. Lancaster Catholic forced 33 turnovers.