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High school girls basketball roundup: Second-half run leads WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin to first-round win

| Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Seton-La Salle’s Natalie Piaggesi scores over Kane’s Jackie Bedford (left) and Taylor Detrick during Friday’s PIAA Class AA first-round game at North Allegheny on Friday March, 8, 2013. Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review

WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin started a 13-2 run late in the third quarter to pull away in a 51-37 victory over District 6 third-place finisher Westmont Hilltop in a PIAA Class AA first-round game at North Hills.

Carly Forse had 25 points to pace the Crusaders (23-4), who led, 24-23, at halftime. Erin Waskowiak added 17 points for Bishop Canevin, which will play District 10 runner-up General McLane (23-3) in the second round Tuesday at a time and site to be determined.

Burrell 65, Bellwood-Antis 46 — At Plum, Sydney Bordonaro scored a game-high 27 points and Natalie Myers added 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Burrell (23-3) to its first PIAA playoff win since 1994. The Buccaneers will play District 10 third-place team Sharpsville (18-8) on Tuesday.

General McLane 51, Jeannette 34 — Ciara Gregory scored 19 points, but it wasn't enough in a PIAA first-round loss to the District 10 runner-up at Edinboro. The UNC-Charlotte recruit finished her career with 2,130 points. Lindsey Jahn scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for General McLane (23-3).

Greensburg Central Catholic 58, Blairsville 39 — Devon Larkin scored 20 points and Greensburg Central Catholic (18-7) pulled away in the second half to seal a PIAA first-round win at Central Cambria. Carolyn Appleby added 12 points for GCC, which advances to meet Seton-La Salle on Tuesday.

Seton-La Salle 67, Kane 16 — Naje Gibson and Natalie Piagessi each had 16 points as the WPIAL runner-up Rebels (25-2) built leads of 30-2 at the end of one quarter and 49-7 at halftime in a PIAA first-round rout at North Allegheny.

Mohawk 52, Everett 44 — Shelby Brown scored 27 points, including a 7-for-8 effort at the free-throw line to lead Mohawk (18-7) to a PIAA first-round win. Four players hit four 3-pointers in a row in the fourth quarter to put the game away. The Warriors will play Northeast on Tuesday.

North East 59, McGuffey 49 — At Gannon, Alex Artise had 14 points to lead North East (23-3) to a PIAA first-round victory. Sammie Weiss had 15 points and Rachel Czulewicz added 14 for McGuffey (20-4).

Class AAAA

Chartiers Valley 70, Allderdice 41 — Kassidy O'Keefe had four 3-pointers and 15 points, and Kristen McGeough also had 15 to lead Chartiers Valley (19-7) to a PIAA first-round win. Sydnee Abernathy had 18 points for Allderdice (12-14). The Colts will play Gateway in the second round.

Gateway 50, Erie McDowell 49 — The Gators built a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter and held off a furious rally to secure the PIAA first-round victory. Katey Wilson had 12 points, and Chelsea Richardson and Maria Taylor had 11 for Gateway (21-5).

Penn-Trafford 50, Hollidaysburg 41 — Casey Aunkst scored 12 points, and Maddy Mossellem and Nicole Hyland each had 10 to lead Penn-Trafford (20-5) to a PIAA first-round victory in Altoona. The Warriors will play Mt. Lebanon (23-3) Tuesday.

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