Chartiers Valley Completes Perfect Season With First State Title
It didn’t take long for history to repeat itself. A day after the Peters Township girls basketball team became the fourth WPIAL team to finish a perfect season with its first state title, the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team did the same.
With a 53-40 win against District 12 champion, Archbishop Carroll, at the Giant Center in Hershey in the Class 5A PIAA Championship Game, the Colts moved to 30-0 and claimed its first state title in program history.
Chartiers Valley never trailed in the game, but the game still remained close in the first half. The Colts led 23-20 at the half, but opened the game up in the third quarter, outscoring the Patriots 19-9.
The Colts outshot the Patriots, 56 percent (18 of 32) to 28 percent (13 of 45) and used their size to outrebound them, 32-17.
Chartiers Valley was led by senior Mackenzie Wagner with a game-high 24 points. She was an efficient 8 of 10 from the field. Senior Gabi Legister was a force down low, finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Freshman Aislin Malcolm made an impact, scoring six points and dishing out six assists. Junior Megan McConnell finished with five points but had a game-high 10 rebounds as the point guard.
Congratulations to Chartiers Valley with all that they accomplished this season!