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.