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Seneca Valley basketball beat the snowstorm to practice, had good health in tourney

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

Seneca Valley head coach Rob Lombardo had to make some decisions prior to the holiday break. The Raiders had a few players who were injured, and a few who were sick. So Lombardo responded by calling an unprecedented five days off. From Friday to Tuesday, the Raiders rested.

Wednesday morning (the day after Christmas) hit and the Raiders returned to the gym. The period of rest facilitated an early morning practice, which the Raiders attended readily. Amazingly, the practice also beat the day’s snowstorm.

“I had never given the team off that many days,” said Lombardo. But he was glad that at the end of all of those days, all of his players were healthy and in the gym. He noted that the Raiders would approach the remainder of the holiday school break by practicing an hour and a half before each of their games.

Seneca Valley played in the Riverside LGKG Classic. The Raiders had been coming off of wins against Pine-Richland and Shaler. Paige Montrose, Abbie Trzeciak, and Melissa Carter all scored in the double-digits during Seneca’s win over Pine-Richland. In the win over Shaler, Montrose had scored 16 points while Meghan Hess added 10 and Kaitlyn Eagle scored 13.

Tournament results as well as current records for the team (section and overall) can be found on the 2012-13 girls’ varsity basketball page at Post-Gazette NOW .

Seneca Valley returns to the court on Thursday versus North Hills.