Vincentian girls win WPIAL Class A title

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For Vincentian Academy basketball, there was a double take on championships this weekend.

The Vincentian girls won the WPIAL Class A championship today at Palumbo Center with a 53-46 victory against Serra Catholic. The win came less than 24 hours after Vincentian won the WPIAL Class A boys championship.

For the girls, it was the second consecutive title and third in four years.

Vincentian Academy 53, Serra Catholic 46

Vincentian Academy takes on Serra Catholic in the girls WPIAL Class A Championship game at Palumbo Center. (Video by Andrew Rush; 3/2/2013)

Youth was definitely served this time as a sophomore and two freshmen led the Royals in scoring. Sophomore Brenna Wise, a 6-foot-1 forward, was a dominating force, scoring 18 points and grabbing 20 rebounds. Freshman guard Kiersten Elliott came off the bench to score 12 points and freshman guard-forward Maia Joiner added 12.

The Sieg sisters led Serra in scoring. Sophomore Katie scored 13 points and junior Megan 12.

Vincentian (25-1) led at halftime, 24-21, and the game was tied, 28-28, with three minutes left in the third quarter. But Vincentian scored the final eight points of the quarter, five by Wise, to grab a 36-28 advantage. Vincentian opened up a 43-30 lead with a little more than four minutes left and Serra couldn't recover.

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First Published March 2, 2013 5:45 AM


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