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WPIAL girls championship blog - Bishop Canevin upsets Seton-LaSalle

Written by Mike White on .

Live blog from Friday night's WPIAL Class AA girls championship game between Seton-LaSalle and Bishop Canevin.

FINAL: Bishop Canevin 56, Seton-LaSalle 47


Bishop Canevin's FIRST WPIAL TITLE!!!!! Johnie Olkosky ties WPIAL championship game record with seven 3-pointers.

 Olkosky scores 26 for Bishop Canevin. Carly Forse 14. Celina DiPietro 10.

Seton-LaSalle's Naje Gibson and Angela Heintz score 16 each.

6:19 p.m. - I think we will have the big upset. Bishop Canevin leads, 53-47, with 26 seconds left. BCanevin giving Seton chances though. 3-10 from FT line this quarter. Make it 4-11. Carly Forse hits one to make it 54-47.

6:17 p.m. - It's 52-47 with 1:11 left.

6:13 p.m. - 2:44 Cassidy Walsh hits 3-pointer for Seton. Cuts lead to 50-43.

6:12 p.m. - Seton going on a run. Cuts lead to 50-40 with 3:14 left.

6:08 p.m. - Oh. Johnie Olkosky just missed a 3-pointer that would have broken the WPIAL championship recod. Bishop Canevin leading, 50-38, with 5:30 left.

END OF THIRD QUARTER: Bishop Canevin 48, Seton-LaSalle 33


It's Johnie on the spot again. Johnie Olkosky just hit her seventh 3-pointer to give Bishop Canevin a 15-point lead. Can't see Seton coming back. Bishop Canevin's guards are too good at handling the ball. Those guards have been tremendous tonight.

Olkosky's seven 3-pointers ties a 14-year Class AA championship game record.


5:56 p.m. Bishop Canevin still ahead by 12. 41-29. Make it 14 as Carly Forse scores on drive.

Rememer, Seton has won 66 in a row against WPIAL teams.

5:53 p.m. - Difference in game is outside shooting. Seton can't put on in the Mon from outside. 

5:47 p.m. And can you believe this? You'd think Seton-LaSalle might be aware of where Johnie Olkosky is on the court. Nah. She just hit two more 3-pointers. That's six for the game. Bishop Canevin now leads, 34-22, with 6:25 left in the third quarter. Seton-LaSalle is in trouble.

Class AA championship record for 3-pointers for an iindividual is seven.

HALFTIME: Bishop Canevin 28, Seton-LaSalle 22


First half, Johnie Olkosky 12 for Bishop Canevin. For Seton-LaSalle, Naje Gibson 11. Bishop Canevin 5 of 11 on 3's. Bishop Canevin seven turnovers in second quarter.

5:34 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle makes a mini-run, but Celina DiPietro hits 13-footer at buzzer to put Bishop Canevin ahead, 28-22, at the half.

Seton-LaSalle had trouble with Bishop Canevin's three-guard weave. Couldn't defend it very well. Switched to extended 1-3-1 half-court trap for final few minutes. Worked pretty well. 

If Seton goes back to man might need to start "jumping" the handoffs in the weave.

5:29 p.m. - And another 3-pointer for Bishop Canevin. Five this half. Johnie Olkosky has four. Bishop Canevin leads, 26-16, with 2:30 left in first half. 

5:28 p.m. - OK, Post-Gazette colleague just made a "call." Seton-LaSalle coach John Ashalou ------  50 cent. 

Got me laughing on that one. Not bad after I looked at a picture of 50 cent.

5:24 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle has cut lead to 18-12.

5:20 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle is bigger than Bishop Canevin and might get Bishop Canevin in foul trouble. BC's Carly Forse just picked up first. B. Canevin's matchup zone doing a nice job so far. 

END OF FIRST QUARTER: Bishop Canevin 18, Seton-LaSalle 8


Seton-LaSalle 1 of 6 from field in first quarter with five turnovers. Bishop Canevin got off 17 shots. Made 7. No turnovers. Could we have an upset brewing?

5:13 p.m. - And another 3-pointer for Bishop Canevin. 2:10 left and B. Canevin leads, 15-6. Two 3-pointers so far for Johnie Olkosky.

5:09 p.m. - Bishop Canevin coach Tim Joyce said his team had to shoot well from the outside to have a chance. So far, so good. Two 3-pointers already for Bishop Canevin and it's 10-4 Bishop Canevin.

Cassidy Walsh is now in the game.

5:07 p.m. - MSA Sports director Don Rebel doing PA for games this year. What's up with that? He usually is doing play-by-play on radio or internet. Must have learned a new trick.

5:05 p.m. - Pace so far has to be to B. Canevin liking. Not too fast. Bishop Canevin jumps to 4-2 lead with 5:01 left in first quarter.

5:04 p.m. - Cassidy Walsh still not starting for Seton-LaSalle. Stress fracture in left leg. She's Rebels' sophomore point guard already committed to Duquesne. Had been out for a few weeks. Not sure if she will play.


5:00 p.m. - About to get under way. The start of it all.

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