Bishop Canevin Pulls Stunner to Win Girls AA Basketball Championship
Friday, March 1, 2013 | 7:42 PM
There is a new champion in Girls AA basketball.
The Bishop Canevin Crusaders (22-4) started championship weekend in grand fashion, defeating top-seeded Seton LaSalle 56-47 and winning their first championship in school history
Seton LaSalle (24-2) came into the game with a 66 game winning streak over WPIAL competition and an 8 game winning streak over the Crusaders.
Bishop Canevin jumped out to an early 18-8 lead thanks to three 3 pointers from Johnie Olkosky. The Crusaders defense also caused problems, forcing 8 first half turnovers.
The Crusaders continued to build their lead in the 3rd quarter, leading by 17 at one point. Johnie Olkosky continued to stay hot, nailing four more 3 pointers as Bishiop Canevin led 48-33 at the end of 3 quarters.
Seton LaSalle would cut the lead down to 5 with just under 3 minutes to play and was forced to foul. Bishop Canevin struggled from the free throw line late, but Seton LaSalle could not take advantage.
Leading the way for Bishop Canevin was Johnie Olkosky with 26 points and 7 three pointers, a record for the Girls AA Championship. Carly Forse added 16 for the Rebels.
For Seton LaSalle, Naje Gibson had 16 points and Angela Heintz had 11.
Both teams will now move on to the PIAA tournament on March 8th. Bishop Canevin will play the 3rd seed from District 6 and Seton LaSalle will play the 2nd seed from District 9.
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