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Boys Basketball: Bishop Canevin claims Section 3-AA title

Written by Brad Everett on .

Bishop Canevin likely felt a little bit down last Friday night, this after a loss to Seton-LaSalle ruined what would have been a perfect record in section play.

Settling for one of the best regular seasons in school history wasn't a bad consolation prize, though.

For the second time in school history, Bishop Canevin can call itself a section champion. The Crusaders captured the Class AA Section 3 title with a 13-1 record. They finished one game ahead of Washington and two games ahead of Seton-LaSalle. The only other time the school has won a section title in boys basketball was in 2006. That season, the Crusaders advanced to the WPIAL Class AA title game and finished the season 26-5.

This season's team will enter the WPIAL playoffs with a 17-5 record. The Crusaders have won 10 of their last 12 games. Four of their losses have come by a combined six points.

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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Bishop Canevin at Seton-LaSalle (Feb. 5)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Bishop Canevin and Seton-LaSalle meet Friday, February 6, 2016 in a game that decides the first place position in WPIAL AA, section 3.  Seton-LaSalle won that postion defeating Bishop Canevin 44-38.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn Schwilm Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Hockey: South Feature Athlete – Bishop Canevin senior Thomas Krivak

Written by Keith Barnes on .

 

Name: Thomas Krivak

School: Bishop Canevin

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: Was selected to play in the PIHL Class AA all-star game on Sunday at Brady’s Run. Is the leading scorer for the Crusaders this season with 22 goals and his 33 points place him 11th in the classification in scoring. Has scored goals in each of his last four games with eight goals and 10 points in that span.

 

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Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s Bri Van Volkenburg

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Bri Van Volkenburg
High School: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward

Background: Bri is a four-year member of the Chargers' girls basketball team and would have been a four-year starter had she not suffered a knee injury in the second game of her junior season. She currently is averaging 7.5 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game for a Chargers' team that leads Section 5-AA with a 10-0 record and is 16-3 overall. A captain on the team, Bri also is a member of the cross-country and track teams and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Bri is undecided about her college choice, but she wants to pursue a degree either in Biology or International Studies.

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Boys Basketball: Experience allows Bishop Canevin to take it to next level

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Bishop Canevin boys basketball team.

2016 0129 BishopCanevin BBasketball(Photo: Bishop Canevin's Mitchell King looks to pass the ball in front of Seton-LaSalle's George Mike. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Over the years, the Bishop Canevin athletic department has built up quite a successful resume.

The girls volleyball team is coming off a state championship. The girls basketball team, as always, is one of the top teams in the WPIAL and a threat to win the title. The boys soccer, football and baseball programs are coming off playoff appearances.

Now you can add the boys basketball team to the mix.

"All the other coaches have been great for me to help our program," boys basketball coach Kevin Trost said. "All the coaches help each other out to make all the programs successful.""