New Castle beats North Catholic
New Castle (48) Vs. North Catholic (38)
Jan 26, 2008
New Castle outscored North Catholic 19-9 in the fourth quarter to claim a nonsection win.

The Lady ’Canes (15-4), ranked fourth by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Class AAAA, held a 21-13 halftime lead. However, the top-ranked Lady Trojans (17-3) rallied to tie the contest at 29 after three periods. North Catholic is a Class A school.

New Castle bounced back well after a 54-47 loss on Friday against WPIAL Section 3-AAAA rival North Allegheny.

“This was a good win for us,” Lady ’Canes coach Luann Grybowski said. “It’s tough to play 16 or 17 hours later; the girls did a nice job.

“They have a nice team. They’re ranked and that’s good for us.”

Tasia Wise paced New Castle with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Shelby Rodgers chipped in with 11 markers and three steals. Eight of Rodgers’ points came in the pivotal fourth period.

“We let them back in the game in the third quarter but we picked it up again in the fourth quarter,” Grybowski said.

Jazelle Dennis and Abby Allen handed out four assists each for the winners.

Amy Longo registered 14 points for North Catholic.

New Castle was 17 of 44 from the floor, compared to 16 of 32 for the Lady Trojans.
Nightly Roundup
Game Scoreboard
New Castle 8 13 8 19 0 48
North Catholic 2 11 16 9 0 38
Box Scores
Field Goals Attempted Foul Shots Made Foul Shots Three Points Total Points Fouls
New Castle
#0 Shelby Rodgers3223110
#11 Abby Allen200040
#22 Logan Hartman222060
#23 Tasia Wise8212190
#44 Nikki Wise154060
#31 Jazelle Dennis100020
North Catholic
Amy Longo4960140
Ashley Bellovich400080
Caitlin Jordan000000
Callie White100020
Erika Cottel300060
Kelsey DiSanti020000
Lauren Savulchak400080
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