March 21, 2015
by Kevin Gorman
Seton-La Salle players shed tears after losing to Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA Class AA final
It was a humbling experience for the first WPIAL team to play in the PIAA basketball championships this weekend, as the Seton-La Salle girls were neutralized by Neumann-Goretti, by Chris Harlan.
The Philadelphia Catholic League champions lost to the Rebels in the PIAA Class AA final last year, but returned a talented cast that dominated Seton-La Salle in nearly every facet. The nation’s No. 1 team, according to USA Today rankings, won by the second-most lopsided score in the history of the girls basketball finals.
Surprisingly, Seton-La Salle’s seniors handled defeat better than you would imagine.
Gorman: Seton-La Salle will go down in history
Despite the ending, it was an amazing career for Seton-La Salle stars Nicolete Newman and Cassidy Walsh, whose careers as ‘just winners’ were the focus of a column last month.
PIAA basketball roundup: Constitution downs Farrell boys in Class A
Three more WPIAL teams play in today’s PIAA finals, with two rematches:
In Class A girls at noon, Vincentian (29-1) plays Old Forge (16-10) in a rematch of the 2014 final, a 58-34 victory for Vincentian.
In Class AA boys at 2 p.m., Aliquippa (29-0) plays Conwell-Egan (20-8). The Quips are attempting to become the 33rd team in PIAA history to finish undefeated.
In Class AAA girls at 6 p.m., Blackhawk (27-3) plays Archbishop Wood (26-4) in another rematch, a 51-43 victory for Blackhawk.
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