North Allegheny girls win, get rematch


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The North Allegheny Tigers had a bad taste in their mouth when they lost in the WPIAL semifinals to Hempfield.

Fortunately, they will have a chance to redeem themselves in the PIAA Class AAAA quaterfinals.

The Tigers (23-2) advanced with a 58-44 drubbing of District 6 champion State College Tuesday night at Indiana High School.

"The kids are handling pressure well," head coach Sherri McConnell said. "They are ready to take advantage of a second opportunity against Hempfield."

Against State College (18-8), sophomore Abby Gonzalez stole the show with 18 points, 7 assists and 5 steals.

Class AA

  • Bishop Canevin 64, Karns City 40: The Crusaders (21-6) will get their fourth chance at knocking off Seton-La Salle this season in the PIAA quarterfinals after disposing of District 9 champion Karns City (24-2) at Clarion University. Canevin jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back. Johnie Olkosky led the way, turning in a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Gina Vallecorsa added 17 points for the Crusaders.
  • Seton-La Salle 61, Greensburg Central Catholic 43: The Rebels (24-4) will be returning to the PIAA quarterfinals for the fifth year in a row after defeating Greensburg Central Catholic (20-6) at Chartiers Valley. Seton-LaSalle held Greensburg Central to only six field goals in the first half. Cassidy Walsh scored 16 points, 12 in the first half on four 3-pointers, for Seton-LaSalle.
  • Burrell 34, Bellwood-Antis 29: Sophomore Natalie Myers led the Buccaneers (27-1) back to the PIAA quarterfinals for the second year in a row with a win against Bellwood-Antis (24-4) at Indiana High School. Myers continued her postseason tear with a double-double -- 16 points, 13 rebounds -- and iced the victory from the free-throw line, going 7 for 7 in the fourth quarter. Burrell will play General McLane in the quarterfinals.

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