Update, 2:44 p.m.: Carmel leads 11-9 after one quarter. Sabrina Diaz just made a couple wild layups to push the Rams ahead.
Update, 3:15 p.m.: Carmel leadsd 24-22 after a putback by Brittany Horne beat the buzzer. Mount Vernon will need to pick it up in the second half if it hopes to repeat.
Update, 3:28 p.m.: Mount Vernon is on a 12-2 run and leads 39-32 late in the third quarter.
Update, 3:33 p.m.: Horne just hit a fallaway 3 at the buzzer to end Mount Vernon’s 13-3 run. The Knights will enter the fourth quarter leading 40-35. Horne has 13 points to lead Carmel. Shanyce Stewart has 12 and Sade King has 10 points for Mount Vernon.
Update, 3:36 p.m.: Carmel just took a 42-40 lead with 6:36 to play on a layup by Kim Broccoli. Carmel has now scored the last 10 points.
Update, 3:49 p.m.: Carece Moore just hit a big 3 with about 2:30 remaining. She then added another with 1:43 on the clock, and Mount Vernon now leads 54-46. Carmel called timeout. Finally, Mount Vernon appears to be in good position after what has been a harrowing game.
Update, 3:55 p.m.: A technical on Horne for bouncing the ball led to four Mount Vernon free throws. Dan O’Hare has dipped into his bench now, so Mount Vernon will move on. The Knights lead 59-46 with 44.9 to play.
Update, 4:00 p.m.: Mount Vernon wins 59-49 and will face either Ossining or Ursuline on Wednesday at 8. This will be Mount Vernon’s fourth straight championship game appearance.