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Moriah opens state tourney play

Vikings to face No. 2 Hoosic Valley

Lindsay Brace and Moriah will open state tournament play tonight. The Vikings will face Hoosic Valley at Stillwater High School.

Lindsay Brace and Moriah will open state tournament play tonight. The Vikings will face Hoosic Valley at Stillwater High School. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Moriah, fresh from winning the Section VII Class C girls basketball tournament, will open state tournament play tonight.

The Vikings will face Hoosic Valley, the second-ranked team in the state, at Stillwater High School. Hoosic Valley reached the state Final Four a year ago as a Class B team.

The Indians, 21-1 on the season, are ranked second in the state and returned four of their top five scorers, including junior Cassidy Chapko, the Most Valuable Player of the Section II Class C tournament. Chapko leads the team with 14.6 points a game.

Moriah is 10-8 on the season. It beat Seton Catholic, 34-21, Friday to win its first section championship since 1982. The Vikings are ranked 21st in the state Class C poll.

Hayley Waldron leads the team with 9.2 points a game.

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