The Hart girls basketball squad could not overcome a slow start, falling to Manton 51-36 on Tuesday in Division 3 regional semifinals.

The Pirates trailed 19-4 after the first quarter, then cut the deficit to 30-17 at halftime. Hart cut the deficit to 39-27 heading into the final quarter and failed to climb closer.

Nicole Rockwell led Hart with 17 points, while Rylee Noggle added eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Pirates finished the season with a 19-5 overall record, which is the third most in school history.