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Girls Basketball: Seton-LaSalle surges into second half

Written by Joe Koch on .

Fresh off a 61-48 victory over archrival Bishop Canevin this past Monday, the Seton-LaSalle High girls basketball team surges into the home stretch with five games remaining against section rivals before finishing the regular season with a tournament game and a non-section game against a perennially tough Class AAAA team.

The Rebels have a 7-0 record in Section 3-AA and an overall record of 10-5. They began the second half of section play with a 48-14 victory this past Thursday over visiting Wilkinsburg. Road games with Burgettstown and Brentwood loom along with home contests against Steel Valley, Chartiers-Houston and the section finale against Bishop Canevin.

Seton-LaSalle then winds up the season with a Breast Cancer Classic game against Penn Hills at Shady Side Academy on Feb. 7 and the regular-season finale at North Allegheny on Feb. 9. North Allegheny is one of the top teams in Class AAAA with an overall record of 12-2 and a Section 3-AAAA mark of 5-1.

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Girls Basketball: Seton-LaSalle takes lead in section standings

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Seton-LaSalle girls basketball team.

2015 0115 SetonLaSalle GBasketball(Photo: Seton-LaSalle's Cassidy Walsh grabs a rebound against Bishop Canevin's Gina Vallecorsa in the WPIAL Class AA championship game last March. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"A year ago the Seton-LaSalle girls basketball team lost four games all season. This year the Rebels lost four games in December.

With a team full of potential trying to replace two Division I players, losses in December are not the worst thing that can happen.

"Nobody likes to lose, but our losses have taught us stuff," Rebels coach Spencer Stefko said. "We have lost about every way you can imagine and each has taken us a little further as a team."

Seton-LaSalle (9-5, 6-0) dropped its opening two games, to defending WPIAL and PIAA Class A champion Vincentian Academy and to Class AAAA contender Pine-Richland. It also dropped a pair of games at the Pa-Ohio Roundball Classic against two teams from Ohio and suffered its fifth loss on Jan. 2 at Villa Maria Academy in Erie. The Rebels defeated section rival Bishop Canevin, 61-48, Monday night to take charge of the section title race."

 

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Alumni Update - Natalie Piagessi (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Natalie Piaggesi recorded a triple-double last week to lead Mercyhurst to a home win over Mansfield last week.Piaggesi Mercyhurst

 

The sophomore forward netted 19 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 blocks – all game-highs – and added three assists and a steal in the victory.

 

The Seton-La Salle graduate also led the Lakers in a win over Slippery Rock with a game-high 22 points and 16 rebounds while adding three assists and two blocked shots.

 

For the week, Piaggesi shot 13-of-18 from the floor and a perfect 15-of-15 from the charity stripe.


Her performance earned her PSAC Co-West Athlete of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Gannon University)

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Girls Basketball: Unique tournament starts today at Seton-LaSalle

Written by Joe Koch on .

There are plenty of basketball tournaments taking place at gymnasiums all around Western Pennsylvania during this holiday season.

One of the more unusual events takes place at Seton-LaSalle High where four teams which call Western Pennsylvania home will meet four of their counterparts from Ohio high schools.

The event gets under way with defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Blackhawk meeting Hathaway Brown. At 4 p.m., South Park meets Solon, a school located in the Cleveland suburbs. At 6 p.m., Mt. Lebanon takes on Hoover, Ohio, and the day wraps up with an all-Catholic battle as host and defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Seton-LaSalle meets Notre Dame.

The event concludes Saturday with Hathaway Brown meeting South Park at 2 p.m., Mt. Lebanon taking on Notre Dame, Ohio, at 4 p.m., Blackhawk and Hoover play at 6 p.m. and Seton-LaSalle meets Solon at 8 p.m.

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Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Seton-LaSalle's Cassidy Walsh

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Cassidy Walsh
School: Seton-LaSalle
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background Info: Cassidy is a four-year starter for Seton-LaSalle High's girls basketball team. Last month, she signed a letter-of-intent to play women's basketball at the University of Pittsburgh. Last year, she averaged 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Class AA WPIAL and PIAA state champion Rebels. In a 72-68 victory over defending WPIAL and PIAA Class A champion Vincentian last week, Cassidy scored 26 points. She is a member of the Seton-LaSalle Student Council, the Environmental Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Big Sisters-Little Sisters.