If there was any concern about a post-WPIAL hangover, the WPIAL Class A champion Vincentian Royals put that notion to rest with a dominating first half in a 53-36 victory over Port Allegany, the No. 3 team from District 9, in a PIAA first-round game played this past Saturday at Chartiers Valley High School.
The 23-3 Royals -- the top seed in the Western region -- meet Berlin Brothersvalley, the No. 3 team from District 5, in a second-round game at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hempfield Area High School. Berlin Brothersvalley advanced with a 59-42 victory over District 6-A runner-up Portage and improved to 22-4.
Vincentian took any drama out of the game with Port Allegany by outscoring the Gators 32-11 in the first half. Brenna Wise had a dominating game for Vincentian. She scored 13 of her team-high 19 points in the first half. The 6-0 guard/forward also cleared 14 rebounds and blocked four shots. Teammate Torrieonna Cash added 13 points.