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Girls Basketball: Season comes to painful end for Posset, Beaver

Written by Joe Koch on .

In the opening 90 seconds of this past Wednesday's PIAA Class AA second-round game between Chartiers Valley and Beaver at North Allegheny High, the Bobcats' Lexi Posset kick-started the Bobcats' offense with a 3-point basket that tied the game at 3-3.

But less than a minute later with 3:35 left in the first quarter of a game Beaver would eventually lose 47-29, Beaver's fortunes took a quick downturn as Posset was fouled when driving for a layup by Colts' center Nicole Olkosky. The Rider recruit injured her left ankle when her momentum carried her into the wall behind the basket.

"When Lexi went out, I don't want to say the game was over," said Beaver coach Greg Huston. "But it put a huge dent into what we were trying to do."

Posset remained on the ground for several minutes and was assisted to the bench, holding her left leg off the ground all the way to the bench.

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Hockey: Beaver advances to semis

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Beaver had a pretty easy draw into the PIHL Division 2 quarterfinals.

 

Squaring off against a team you’ve already beaten twice should be simple.

 

Now, after a 4-0 win against Morgantown, the Bobcats have to prepare for a much tougher foe, either Class B runner-up Indiana or seventh place Peters Township B, in the semifinals. Though the Little Indians won both regular season matchups, both were one-goal games.

 

Beaver split the season series with Peters Township B, losing in the season opener, 4-3, before coming back with a 3-0 win on Dec. 16. The Bobcats also split with Indiana, losing the first, 3-2, Nov. 19and winning the rematch, 4-3, on Feb. 12.

 

Both semifinal games will be played Mondayat BladeRunners in Warrendale. Beaver will play the nightcap at 8:30 p.m.

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Girls Basketball: Beaver edges perennial power in first round

Written by Joe Koch on .

Villa Maria Academy has long been a power in PIAA girls basketball. But the Victors found out that WPIAL basketball can be pretty potent, too.

The District 10 champions saw their season come to an abrupt end as Beaver -- the No. 5 team from the WPIAL -- made two free throws from freshman Sydney Barney stand up in a 34-33 Bobcats' victory this past Saturday at Edinboro University.

The win improved Beaver's record to 20-8 and puts the Bobcats into a second-round game against Chartiers Valley, the No. 3 team from the WPIAL, at 5 p.m. Wednesday at North Allegheny High School. Chartiers Valley, 21-5, advanced with a 33-14 victory over District 9 champion Punxsutawney in a game played at Clarion University. Villa Maria's season ended at 20-6.

The Posset sisters accounted for 26 of the Bobcats points with Lexi Posset scoring 16 and Bella Posset adding 10.

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Girls Basketball: Beaver to play District 10 champion

Written by Joe Koch on .

Beaver finished the WPIAL tournament as the No. 5 seed following victories over Trinity (41-36) and South Park (64-46) in the PIAA play-in tournament this past week.

With two solid victories under their belt following a 54-40 loss to Chartiers Valley in the WPIAL tournament, Beaver meets District 10 champion Villa Maria Academy at 4 p.m. Saturday at Edinboro University.

The Victors have been a perennial playoff participant, and they are 20-5 this season. Beaver is 19-8, and the Bobcats competed in Section 2-AAA, where they tied for second place with Ambridge. Each team had a 9-3 record. WPIAL champion Blackhawk won the section with a 12-0 record.

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Hockey: Beaver looking to improve playoff positioning over final two games

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Beaver had an opportunity to move up as high as third in the PIHL Class B standings and get into prime postseason position.

That was until Mondaywhen the Bobcats gave up five second-period goals in a 5-2 loss to Meadville.

 

Even with the loss Beaver (10-8-0) can still move up in the standings if it can win one of its final two games, either tonight against Harborcreek or in its season finale on Tuesdayagainst a Blackhawk (11-7-0) team that will be playing on back-to-back nights.

Before the loss to Meadville, Beaver was playing some of its best hockey of the season. The Bobcats had won five of their previous six with a loss to Harborcreek the only blemish and had scored 31 goals in that time.

 

Whether or not Beaver wins one of its final two games, it has already clinched a spot in the PIHL Division 2 playoffs. If the standings don’t change, the Bobcats would take on Meadville in the first round of the tournament.