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Girls Basketball: Quigley ends solid season

Written by Joe Koch on .

When Quigley girls basketball coach Bill DelTondo assembles his team for practice next season, he'll be working with a lot of familiar faces. That's because 12 of the 16 players that were on this year's Spartans team will be returning.

The Spartans won Section 1-AA this year with a 12-0 record, and they finished with an overall record of 19-7. Their season came to an end with a 47-40 loss this past Thursday night to District 9 champion Clarion Area in a second-round game at Karns City High School.

Quigley had a solid team this season. They averaged 50.0 points per game, and the Spartans yielded 36.6 points per game. The future appears to be a bright one for DelTondo and his team.

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Girls Basketball: Quigley Catholic meets solid Clarion

Written by Joe Koch on .

Quigley Catholic, the No. 3 team from the WPIAL, passed its first test in the PIAA Class A girls basketball tournament with a 43-33 victory over District 5 champion in a first-round game this past Saturday at Pitt-Johnstown.

The Spartans won't have quite as far to travel on Wednesday as they will visit Fox Chapel for a second-round game with District 9 champion Clarion Area. Clarion improved to 21-5 with a 47-40 victory over Frazier, the No. 5 team from the WPIAL.

Quigley got a solid game from junior forward Liz Duer, who led all scorers with 14 points. Sophomore guard Gabrielle Smith added 13 points, which included three 3-point field goals.

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Girls Basketball: Quigley to meet St. Joseph in quarterfinals

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Two teams with plenty of incentive will meet on Saturday in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals.

Quigley won Section 1-A with an overall record of 17-5 and a 12-0 mark against section rivals. The Spartans advanced with a 58-17 victory over West Greene this past Saturday in the first round.

They will meet another group of Spartans from St. Joseph High. Led by Slippery Rock recruit Mallory Heinle, who is averaging 23.7 points per game, the Natrona Heights-based Spartans rolled to a 61-14 first-round victory over Jefferson-Morgan.

The winner of this game advances to the semifinals, which will be played on Feb. 26.

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Girls Basketball: Sister act is playing well for Quigley

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Quigley girls basketball team. Click here to read his story.

"A sister act has been getting it done this season for the Quigley Catholic girls basketball team.

With a pair of sister duos making up four of the five starters, the Spartans have ridden the kind of chemistry a coach cannot teach to a strong start in Class A Section 1.

Quigley is 8-4 overall and 6-0 in section play headed into a non-section contest tonight at Franklin Regional High School, a Class AAAA program.

The Spartans, ranked No. 5 in Class A by the Post-Gazette, feature a starting five that includes sisters, Kaitlyn and Gabrielle Smith and twin sisters Brittany and Kristin Jackson."

 

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Girls Basketball: Non-section schedule benefits Quigley

Written by Joe Koch on .

A cursory look at the Quigley Catholic High girls basketball team might not impress too many observers as the Spartans have a 4-4 record. But a closer look will reveal that the Spartans have made the most of a tough out-of-section schedule to wreak havoc upon Section 1-A competition.

Thus far, Quigley is 2-0 against section foes with victories over Cornell (59-23) and Union (60-23). The Spartans have taken their lumps in losses to Pine-Richland (73-52), Beaver Area (43-35), Serra Catholic (61-51) and Ambridge (48-38). The Spartans, however, raised some eyebrows with a 56-42 victory over Central Valley this past weekend in the C.J. Betters Tournament. Central Valley plays in perennially-tough Section 2-AAA which features Blackhawk and Hopewell. This season, the Warriors had defeated both West Allegheny (71-22) and Ambridge (54-45) in section play.