Park trailed their Class AAA quarterfinal vs George Washington 29-19 at the half, and trailed by 15 midway through the third quarter. That's when they turned things up, ending the quarter on a 19-2 run to take a 42-40 lead after three quarters en route to a 59-49 victory. Senior Kylie McKennen led Park with 20 points, while freshman Bella Abernathy added 19.
The Patriots will face top-seed Buckhannon-Upshur in the state semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Wheeling Central meanwhile got off to a hot start in a Class A quarterfinal vs Trinity Christian. The Maroon Knights shot 59 percent in the opening half, building 46-18 lead on the way to a 78-47 victory.
Senior Taylor Duplaga led four players in double figures with 19 points.
The Maroon Knights will take on Tucker County at 11:15 a.m. in Friday's state semifinal.