(Photo: North Catholic's Lauren Wolosik, center, is fouled by Vincentian's Abbey Bartoszewicz, left, and Brenna Wise in a Class A semifinal Wednesday night at Ambridge High School. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)
"As far as the North Catholic High girls basketball team is concerned, a season split with Vincentian Academy is the most satisfying feeling in the world.
Losers in the first two of the three games they played this season, the Trojanettes built an 18-point halftime lead and successfully staved off a Royals comeback to earn a 71-58 victory Wednesday night at Ambridge High School and a berth in the Class A girls state championship game at noon Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.
North Catholic (24-6) will play Steelton-Highspire (25-3), which defeated Marian Catholic, 62-49, in the Eastern bracket. It's North Catholic's first trip to a state championship game since a 43-38 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle in 2007."