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Girls Basketball: Canevin gets game close to home in first round

Written by Joe Koch on .

A nice consolation prize for being the WPIAL Class AA girls basketball tournament runner-up is a first-round PIAA game not far from home.

That's what faces Bishop Canevin following this past Friday's 51-35 loss to Section 3-AA rival Seton-LaSalle in the championship game at Pitt's Petersen Events Center.

The 16-10 Crusaders meet Cambridge Springs, the third-place team from District 10, at 6 p.m. Friday at Canon-McMillan High School.

Canevin saw a manageable deficit go out of control in the second quarter against the Rebels. They were outscored 13-2 and trailed at halftime, 28-10. Canevin cut the deficit twice to 13 points in the third quarter, but that's as close as the Crusaders got to the Rebels.

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Girls Basketball: Bishop Canevin succeeds by sticking to plan

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Bishop Canevin girls basketball team.

2015 0227 BishopCanevin GBasketball(Photo: Bishop Canevin's Lauren Gamble is a freshman starter at point guard for the Crusaders. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Bishop Canevin girls basketball coach Tim Joyce preaches to his team to play within the offense.

If the offense yields open 3-point shots, he wants his team to take the shots.

"If it is there, take it," Joyce said.

In a WPIAL quarterfinal matchup against No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic (19-3), it was there.

Juniors Erin Joyce and Gina Vallecorsa each hit five 3-pointers as the No. 6-seeded Crusaders upset the Centurions, 54-46."

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Hockey: Bishop Canevin stays hot

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

For a while, Bishop Canevin looked like a non-factor in the Penguins Cup title race.

But now, the defending Class AA champs are starting to regain their annual form.

The Crusaders (7-6) won their third straight game last Thursday, 12-2 over basement dweller Norwin (1-13-0). Bishop Canevin also beat Hampton (10-2-1) and Fox Chapel (6-7-2) during its streak.

In the win over the Knights, Ross Langford, who had just one goal (against Hampton) entering the game, scored a hat trick and added two assists.  Thomas Krivak tallied four points (one goal, three assists) and now has at least one goal in seven straight contests.