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Girls Basketball: Serra, Geibel to square off in first round

Written by Joe Koch on .

A scheduled meeting between the Serra Catholic and Geibel Catholic girls basketball teams was scheduled for Jan. 24 at the Gators' Connellsville-area campus. Because of inclement weather, however, the game was called off.

In an interesting twist, however, the two schools will meet in a first-round WPIAL Class A tournament game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Canon-McMillan. The two schools are located about 35 miles apart.

Geibel, which finished fourth in Section 3-A with a record of 8-6 and was 13-7 overall and is the Class A tournament's No. 12 seed. Fifth-seeded Serra Catholic's overall record is 13-7, but the Eagles won Section 4-A with a 10-0 record. The Eagles are coming off a 73-50 loss at Class AA No. 4 seed Carlynton on Feb. 9. Their last loss before that game was to Class AAA No. 9 seed Belle Vernon, 61-55, on Jan. 21.

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Boys Basketball: Serra Catholic playoff bound

Written by Brad Everett on .

Serra Catholic has won one fewer game than it did last season, but this season might be considered more of a success considering the Eagles have done something they didn't do a year ago – make the playoffs.

The Eagles are in the playoffs a year after falling short for the first time since the 2003-04 season. They have competed in Class A this season after spending the previous two seasons in Class AA. Barring a Cinderella run in the playoffs, the Eagles (8-13) will finish below .500 for the first time since going 9-10 that 2003-04 season.

But for now, the most important fact is that coach Vince Gibbons has guided his team to the playoffs after finishing in a three-way tie for third place in Section 4 with a 4-6 record. From here, anything can happen. This is especially true considering the Eagles have one of the top players in Class A in Joe Satira, a senior guard and Munhall resident who is averaging 23.2 points per game.

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Hockey: Eagles complete successful week

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Serra Catholic, trying to claw its way into the final playoff spot from the Class A Tier 2 Eastern Conference, did what it had to do over the past week.

The Eagles, who currently sit four points behind the conference’s second-place team, Bishop McCort, took down Greensburg Salem, 7-4, last Thursday and then beat Conference leader Franklin Regional, 6-3, Monday.

In the win over the Golden Lions, Serra Catholic got four goals from Thomas Werner. Against the Panthers, it was more of a balanced attack as six different players, including Werner, lit the lamp. Jonathan Henschel had a team-best four points.

Serra Catholic has four games remaining, including a matchup with Bishop McCort Feb. 19. The Eagles will also face Franklin Regional again in the season finale on Feb. 27. 

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Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Serra Catholic's Katie Sieg

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Katie Sieg
School: Serra Catholic
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Katie is a four-year starter for the Eagles, and she is averaging 20.8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game. She is the team's captain. Katie also plays soccer and competes in track and field at Serra. Katie is in the Serra chapter of the National Honor Society.

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Alumni Update - Megan Sieg (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Pittsburgh, Pa. –The Chatham University basketball team hosted Waynesburg University in a PACSieg Chatham conference game.

 

The Cougars battled the Yellow Jackets early, leading the contest 28-25 into the half.

 

The Yellow Jackets jumped back into the lead midway into the second half 45-38, with 11:11 remaining in the game.

 

The cougars would continue to fight in the second half as they did all afternoon.

 

The game would be locked up at 59-59 with 1:12 remaining, before the Cougars closed out on a 5-0 run to win the game 64-59.

 

Chatham's was lead by first year guard Megan Sieg, a Serra Catholic graduate, put up 15 points, earning two steals and two assist.

 

(photo courtesy of Chatham College)