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Girls Basketball: Cash is money in Vincentian's lineup

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles Vincentian basketball player Torrieonna Cash.

2016 0205 Vincentian GBasketball(Photo: Vincentian's Torrieonna Cash guards Leechburg's Cam Davies in a game Monday. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Torrieonna Cash might be one of the most decorated players in WPIAL girls basketball history.

"I think I have accomplished a lot," she said. "There aren't too many players that have won as many games as we have and winning WPIALs and states, that's a big accomplishment."

She also might be one of the most unheralded .

A four-year starting point guard for Vincentian Academy, the 5-foot-4 senior has won three WPIAL Class A championships, played in three state championship games, won two PIAA Class A titles and has the Royals ranked No. 1 heading into next week's pairings meeting."

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Alumni Update - Ryan Archer (Carnegie Mellon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team traveled to University AthleticArcher CMU Association competitor Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for the 9th Annual Battle for the Obelisk on Saturday, January 30.

CWRU retained the obelisk winning by a combined score of 146-126, with the Tartan men winning the gender battle, 78-58.

The Tartans swept the 3,000-meter run with junior Ryan Archer, a Vincentian Academy graduate, pacing the group in 8:47.34.

 

(photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)

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Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Kiersten Elliott

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Kiersten Elliott
High School: Vincentian
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward

Background: Kiersten is a four-year starter and is a captain for the Royals, who currently are in first place in Section 2-A with a 10-0 record and an overall standard of 14-3. In a 50-38 victory over Our Lady of the Sacred Heart this past Saturday at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the Hoops for a Cure Tournament, Kiersten scored 15 points. She's averaging 11.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. She also competes on the track team as a sprinter and is a member of CHAMPS (Catholic Christians Who Honor Athletics, Morality, Play/Personhood and Spirituality), the Vincentian Chapter of the National Honor Society, the school's Campus Ministry and Student Council. Undecided as to a college choice, Kiersten would like to play basketball in college.

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Alumni Update - Brenna Wise (Pitt)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH - Despite outscoring the Seminoles 19-7 in the fourth quarter, the University of Pittsburgh women's basketballWise Pitt team suffered a 66-55 loss to No. 16/14 Florida State on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers had three players score in double figures, led by freshman Brenna Wise, a Vincentian graduate, who had 14 points and eight rebounds.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Torrieonna Cash

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Torrieonna Cash
School: Vincentian Academy
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point guard

Background: Torrieonna is a four-year starter for the Royals, who have won three WPIAL and two PIAA Class A championships and one PIAA runner-up trophy since she started playing for them. Torrieonna is one of four captains and she is averaging 13.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3.4 steals per game. She also is a member of the Royals' track and field team. She contributes to the Yearbook, is a Student Ambassador, and member of the International Club and CHAMPS (Catholic Christians Who Honor Athletics, Morality, Play/Personhood and Spirituality).