Junior Oliva Boccella scored 20 points and senior Gabby Casey added 18 points and 10 boards as top seed Lansdale Catholic earned its first-ever trip to the finals of the PCL Girls’ Basketball Championship following its 53-39 semifinal win over No. 4 Archbishop Carroll on Tuesday evening at the Athletics & Recreation Center on the campus of Saint Joseph’s-University City.
The Lady Crusaders will face No. 2 Archbishop Wood which earned a dramatic 31-29 victory over third seed Cardinal O’Hara on senior Deja Evans’ basket at the buzzer. Evans led the Lady Vikings with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in the win. Carly Coleman (10 points) paced the defending champion Lions on the evening.
The finals of the 2023 PCL Girls’ Basketball Championship will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at The Palestra.
2023 Philadelphia Catholic League Girls’ Basketball Championship
No. 1 Lansdale Catholic 53, No. 8 Archbishop Ryan 27
No. 2 Archbishop Wood 69, No. 7 Conwell-Egan 26
No. 3 Cardinal O’Hara 54, No. 6 West Catholic 29
No. 4 Archbishop Carroll 57, No. 5 Neumann-Goretti 41
at SJU-University City
Archbishop Wood 31, Cardinal O’Hara 29
Lansdale Catholic 53, Archbishop Carroll 39
Monday, Feb. 27
at The Palestra
Lansdale Catholic vs. Archbishop Wood – 6:00 p.m. (Purchase Tickets)
Recent PCL Girls’ Basketball Champions
2022 – Cardinal O’Hara
2021 – Archbishop Wood
2020 – West Catholic
2019 – Archbishop Carroll
2018 – Cardinal O’Hara
2017 – Cardinal O’Hara
2016 – Archbishop Wood
2015 – Neumann-Goretti
2014 – Neumann-Goretti
2013 – Cardinal O’Hara
2012 – Archbishop Carroll
2011 – Archbishop Wood
2010 – Archbishop Carroll
2009 – Archbishop Carroll
2008 – Cardinal O’Hara
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