Seton-La Salle stages big upset
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The three-time defending PIAA and WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball champions met their match Thursday night. And it was a Class AA school.
Host Seton-La Salle -- the No. 1-ranked team in Class AA -- pulled a stunner upsetting Class AAAA No. 1 Mt. Lebanon, 60-52.
Angela Heintz finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels (3-0), who led by 15 after three quarters.
"It wasn't easy," said Seton-La Salle coach Dennis Squeglia. "The kids played their heart out, and we kept them off their game."
Seton-LaSalle's Naje Gibson added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Liz Tommasi led Mt. Lebanon (3-1) with 18 points.
• Maddy May scored the winning points in the closing minute of overtime to give host Central Valley (3-0) a 50-48, non-section win against Class AA No. 3 Beaver Falls (1-2). Madi Rowan led Central Valley with 18 points.
• Kaylynn Waters had another big game for New Castle, scoring 27 to the lead the Class AAA No. 3 Red Hurricane (3-1) to a 69-35 victory at Ellwood City (2-2). Waters, who missed most of her junior season because of a knee injury, leads the WPIAL in scoring with an average of 30.5 points per game.
• Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be honorary chairman of the Big 33 Football Classic in June. The all-star game matches Pennsylvania against Ohio and will be played June 16 at Hersheypark Stadium. Roethlisberger played for Ohio in the 2000 Big 33.
First Published December 16, 2011 12:00 am