Girls Basketball: Quigley's outstanding season ends

Written by Joe Koch on .

Quigley Catholic High's girls basketball team has enjoyed plenty of success in recent seasons, and the 2014-15 campaign was no exception.

The Spartans raced through Section 1-A with a 10-0 record, and they reached the semifinals of the WPIAL Class A tournament before falling to eventual champion Vincentian Academy. A win over Meyersdale put the Spartans in the second round of the PIAA Class A tournament. That's where they fell to Blarisville, 51-39, this past Wednesday in a game played at Hempfield.

After taking a 15-13 lead in the first quarter, Quigley was outscored 17-6 in the second period. That was a big factor as the two teams played relatively even in the second half.

Gabbie Smith led Quigley with 17 points. She fouled out in the final minute of the game. Liz Duer, in her final game with the Spartans, added 16.


Girls Basketball: Quigley off to strong start in PIAA tournament

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After being ousted by eventual champion Vincentian in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class A girls basketball tournament, Quigley Catholic responded nicely with a 57-36 victory over District 5 runner-up Meyersdale in a first-round PIAA game Saturday at Pitt-Johnstown.

The win sets up a second-round game with District 6 champion Blairsville at Hempfield at 7:30 p.m.

Gabbie Smith scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the second half for the Spartans. She had plenty of help as Julie Etherson added 12 points, and Anna Majewski chipped in 10 more.

The Spartans, 20-5, were solid from the free-throw line, sinking 9 of 11 attempts. Blairsville, 24-2, advanced with a 72-55 victory over Cameron County, the No. 4 team from District 9.


Photo Journal: Girls Basketball WPIAL A Semifinals - Quigley vs. Vincentian (Feb. 25)

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Chartiers Valley hosted the WPIAL A Girls Basketball Semifinals, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2015.  The teams featured are Quigley Catholic vs. Vincentian Academy. Vincentian defeats Quigley 68-46. Vincentian faces C.W. North Catholic in the finals, Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Peterson Events Center.

Photos by JJ LaBella, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Alumni Update - Zach Chinchilla (Indiana University of Pennyslvania)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Zach Chinchilla allowed just one run in game two, helping the Crimson Hawks rebound from an opening gameChinchilla IUP loss to post a 3-1 victory, splitting the doubleheader with Winston-Salem State on Saturday afternoon


The Crimson Hawks game two victory came after a late 6-5 loss to Winston-Salem in the opener as they split the four-game weekend set with the Rams in North Carolina


Chinchilla, a Quigley Catholic graduate, went 6.2 innings in IUP's win, striking out five while allowing five hits to earn the victory.


(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)


Girls Basketball: Section 1-A champ Quigley to meet St. Joseph

Written by Joe Koch on .

Quigley Catholic High's Spartans enters the WPIAL Class A tournament with a fair amount of momentum. They have a 17-4 overall record, won the Section 1-A title with a 10-0 record and are the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

A trip to the PIAA tournament is possible, but the Spartans must get past another group of Spartans at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northgate High when they meet St. Joseph.

The Natrona Heights-based Spartans squeaked into the playoffs with a fourth-place finish in Section 2-A and are the tournament's No. 13 seed. They had an overall record of 9-13 and were 5-7 in section play, one game ahead of fifth-place Leechburg. A 66-51 victory over Leechburg and a 44-18 triumph over Springdale punched St. Joseph's ticket for the playoffs.