PIAA Class 4A girls championship breakdown: North Catholic vs. Bethlehem Catholic
By: Chris Harlan
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 3:42 AM
PIAA Class 4A girls championship
North Catholic vs. Bethlehem Catholic
Noon, Saturday at Giant Center, Hershey
North Catholic (26-3)
Coach: Molly Rottmann
No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr.
2, Emma Pospisil, G, 5-5, Jr.
3, Cassie Foster, G, 5-7, Jr.
21, Kylee Lewandowski, G, 6-1, Jr.
23, Tess Myers, G, 5-10, Jr.
24, Dani Short, F, 6-2, Sr.
Bethlehem Catholic (26-4)
Coach: Jose Medina
2, Isabelle Rosario, G, 5-5, Jr.
3, Jaleesa Lanier, G, 5-4, Jr.
5, Briana Barnard, F, 5-9, Sr.
13, Kourtney Wilson, G, 5-9, Fr.
22, Abby Brown, C, 5-10, Jr.
How they got here: District 11 champion Bethlehem Catholic defeated Carver E&S, 68-19, Gwynedd, 44-33, Danville, 60-37, and Bonner-Prendergast, 64-50. WPIAL champion North Catholic defeated McKeesport, 58-42, Blackhawk, 47-41, Villa Maria, 61-41, and Mifflinburg, 58-46.
Notable: These two schools met in the 1993 PIAA Class 3A finals and North Catholic won 62-52. North Catholic is 8-5 all-time in PIAA championships. The Trojanettes last won a state title in 2016. Myers (15.4 points) and Lewandowski (15.0) are North Catholic’s leading scorers. Short is third at 11.5 ppg. They’re also the top three rebounds: Short 6.9, Lewandowski 5.8 and Myers 5.5. Myers lists scholarship offers from William & Mary, St. Bonaventure, LaSalle, Charlotte and Kent State. Lewandowski has Quinnipiac, Marshall and Bucknell. Rottmann, who won her 400th game in January, owns PIAA titles as both a coach and player. She won as a player in 1988 with North Catholic. Wilson is Bethlehem Catholic’s leading scorer at 11.5 ppg. The Golden Hawks are 1-2 all-time in PIAA finals with their lone win in 2017. Bethlehem Catholic junior Taliyah Medina, a 6-1 forward and two-time all-state pick, was sidelined all season by injury.
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .
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