Bishop Canevin girls' basketball team continues to show balanced attack

Written by Brad Everett on .

For the first time in school history, Bishop Canevin is a WPIAL girls’ basketball champion.

A balanced offense has played a big part in that.

Bishop Canevin defeated Seton-LaSalle, 56-47, to win the Class AA championship Saturday at Palumbo Center.

Johnie Olkosky was the star, tying a WPIAL girls championship game record with seven 3-pointers. Olkosky scored a game-high 26 points.

But while it was Olkosky’s game to shine, it’s very possible a different player will step up when the Crusaders (22-4) play Westmont Hilltop in a PIAA first-round game at North Hills on Friday.

“That’s the kind of team we’ve been,” said Bishop Canevin coach Tim Joyce said. “You can just look at our scoring throughout the playoffs. Our first round game, Erin Waskowiak led us with 31; second game, Celina DiPietro has 26; third game, Carly Forse has 23; and today, Johnie had 26. It’s kind of been that way.”