Seton-La Salle squads to swarm Chocolatetown
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The Hershey's chocolate is tasting a little sweeter at Seton-La Salle High School these days.
Make that twice as sweet.
Both Seton-La Salle basketball teams advanced to the PIAA Class AA championships off their winning performances Tueday in the semifinal round held at North Allegheny.
The Rebels (29-1) edged Greensburg Central Catholic, 46-44, after the Lady Rebels (26-4) had socked Burrell, 48-37, in the doubleheader action.
Those are the same two teams Seton-La Salle defeated in claiming WPIAL Class AA titles earlier this season.
“What a great win for our program and our school,” said Mark Walsh, the Rebels' third-year head coach. “It's so special for me, personally. My niece (Cassidy Walsh) is on the girls' team. It's definitely a dream come true.
“It's magical. The excitement of these playoffs is almost like the excitement at Kennywood when you were a kid.”
The Seton-La Salle girls' team will meet District 12 champion Neumann-Goretti (29-0) in the PIAA final at noon Friday at Giant Center in Hershey.
The Lady Rebels never trailed in erasing the Burrell girls (28-2) for a second time this season.
Yacine Diop, a senior forward, scored a game-high 20 points — all in the first three quarters — for Seton-La Salle.
Junior guard Cassidy Walsh also finished with a 15-point total.
Seton-La Salle's boys' team will oppose Philadelphia Constitution (27-5) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Giant Center.
“We're going to be in a dogfight,” Walsh said. “We always say we want to play the last game of the season. I just think it was destiny for us.”
Against GCC (25-4), the Rebels were led by senior forward Levi Masua, who scored a game-high 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots.
Senior point guard Dale Clancy scored 13 points, while junior forward Ryan Norkus accounted for 10 second-half points.
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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