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Men's Basketball: Chartiers Valley grad a force at Seton Hill

Written by Rick Davis on .

Rick Davis profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Spencer Casson, who is now a standout basketball player at Seton Hill.

"The only person blocking Spencer Casson's success on the basketball court these days is, well, Spencer Casson.

Casson, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound redshirt freshman center, got off to a very slow start at Seton Hill but has rapidly established himself as one of the premiere shot blockers in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

A Chartiers Valley graduate from Presto, Casson had a difficult time adjusting to the speed of play at the NCAA Division II level and played sparingly through the first six games. In four of those six games, he played fewer than 10 minutes and averaged just 9.5 minutes per contest.

"He was developing," said coach Tony Morocco, in his 12th season with the Griffins. "He was behind in certain areas physically and he was learning the system and learning how to do things to compete at this level. He was just a young kid, very, very green.""

 

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Alumni Update - Spencer Casson (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Spencer Casson averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, and 6.5 blocks per game last week for Seton Hill.Casson SHU

 

In a win over Clarion, the freshman center scored a game-high 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting while adding 13 rebounds and eight blocks.

 

The Chartiers Valley product contributed six points, five blocks, and five rebounds in a PSAC Crossover game against West Chester.


His performance earned him PSAC West Freshman of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Hockey: South Feature Athlete – Chartiers Valley’s Derek Falcioni

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Name: Derek Falcioni
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Falcioni notched his first career hat trick at the high school level Monday, scoring three goals in the Colts’ 6-5 loss to Fox Chapel. Falcioni’s three goals gave him six for the season, all coming in the past four games. Falcioni, a four-year varsity member and an alternate captain this season, is the team’s leading scorer with 12 points, but Chartiers Valley is just 1-11 on the season. Last season, Falcioni scored seven goals and 17 points for the playoff-bound Colts. 

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Girls Basketball: Move to Class AAA agrees with Chartiers Valley

Written by Joe Koch on .

After struggling in Class AAAA a year ago an competing in Section 4-AAAA, Chartiers Valley is enjoying plenty of success with an overall record of 6-3 and a Section 5-AAA record of 4-0 heading into today's 7:30 p.m. game at McGuffey.

The Colts are the only unbeaten team in section play. McGuffey and Trinity are tied for second place with section records of 2-1. Quaker Valley is fourth at 2-2, and South Fayette is tied with Montour for fifth place at 1-2.

The Colts started their season losing two of their first three games to non-section opponents Penn Hills (57-50) and Bishop Canevin (58-43). But after that loss to the Crusaders, Chartiers Valley earned section victories over South Fayette (39-31), Trinity (36-32), Quaker Valley (64-31) and Montour (63-24). After losing to non-section rival Vincentian Academy, 59-41, in the Butler Tournament, the Colts rolled to a 62-21 victory over Kittanning in the tournament's consolation game.

Following tonight's game with McGuffey, the Colts host Keystone Oaks at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.