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Blairsville’s trapping defense seals trip to PIAA quarterfinals

By Ed Phillipps
Pressure made the Blairsville girls basketball team perform at its best Wednesday night. The Bobcats’ full-court trapping defense helped Blairsville break away from Quigley Catholic en route to a 51-39 PIAA Class A second-round triumph at Hempfield. Trailing 15-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats employed the ...
Quigley Catholic takes down Serra Catholic girls
By Ed Phillipps
On paper, the WPIAL Class A quarterfinal matchup between Serra Catholic and Quigley Catholic looked about as evenly matched as it gets. The Spartans averaged about 58 points per game, with the Eagles right behind at 54. Both Quigley and Serra claimed a section title, and the teams were ...
St. Joseph girls ousted again by Quigley
By George Guido
Once again, Quigley was too high a mountain for the St. Joseph girls to scale. For the third consecutive season, Quigley Catholic’s Spartans eliminated St. Joseph’s Spartans from the WPIAL Class A tournament. On Wednesday night, Quigley used a distinct height advantage in a 66-45 victory at Northgate High School. With the score ...
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of ...
Quigley moves past St. Joseph in WPIAL quarterfinals
By George Guido
St. Joseph and Quigley Catholic each committed 17 turnovers. But the results of those turnovers proved to be the difference Saturday afternoon as Quigley downed St. Joseph, 49-39, in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal game at Ambridge. Quigley (18-5) will move on to semifinal play against top-seeded Vincentian on Tuesday at a ...
Quigley girls chasing title dreams
By Andrew John
A team with aspirations of claiming titles understands it takes hard work to achieve goals. Last year, the Quigley girls basketball team finally got over the hump by advancing past the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs and qualified for the semifinals where it fell to eventual PIAA runner-up ...
Fast start leads Quigley Catholic girls past St. Joseph
By Dave Yohe
St. Joseph has the ability to leave tough losses on the court. The look of determination on St. Joseph’s players’ faces told that story Saturday after a 60-31 loss to No. 4 Quigley Catholic in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal game at Northgate. “We’ve been to this juncture (the quarterfinals) in the ...

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