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Seton-LaSalle girls' basketball team is on a roll

Written by Brad Everett on .

Teams hoping to stop Seton-LaSalle from defending its WPIAL and PIAA Class AA girls basketball championships have some catching up to do.

Seton-LaSalle is on a roll, having won nine games in a row, the past five coming by at least 22 points. The Rebels (16-1) have suffered only one defeat this season, that coming to Centerville, Ohio in the Pickerington North (Ohio) tournament on Dec. 28.

Last week, the Rebels defeated Brentwood, 65-17, and won at Fort Cherry, 72-31. Senior center Natalie Piaggesi led the Rebels in scoring in both games, scoring 13 against Brentwood and 16 against Fort Cherry.

Seton-LaSalle leads Section 4 with a 9-0 record. The Rebels have won 33 section games in a row. The Rebels also own a 58-game winning streak against WPIAL teams and have won 33 in a row in the month of January.

The Rebels, the two-time defending WPIAL champions, are ranked No. 1 in Class AA. They are averaging 71 points per game and allow 35.6. Last season, the Rebels averaged 70.9 and gave up 39.1.

Next up is a non-section game at Upper St. Clair Tuesday.