Butler Golden Tornado Girls Basketball
2014
Butler 37, McDowell 34
The Golden Tornado erased a 20-6 halftime deficit, outscoring the Trojans 16-2 in the final quarter in the consolation game of the Mercyhurst Prep Tournament.
Senior guard Alyssa DiPippa scored 12 points to pace Butler while teammate Julia Baxter ended with seven points and 11 rebounds.
BUTLER 37
Alyssa DiPippa 3 6-6 12, Julia Baxter 2 3-5 7, Mia Rader 2 0-0 5, Danielle Hensel 1 3-5 5, Kalynn Callihan 0 1-2 1, Christina Friel 1 0-0 2, Tiana Schaffner 1 2-2 5, Ronni Guiney 0 0-2 0. Totals: 10 15-22 37.
MCDOWELL 34
Simpson 0 1-2 1, Swantek 1 0-1 2, Smith 3 0-0 6, Kaczmarek 1 0-0 3, Fromknecht 0 4-4 4, Christiansen 2 2-4 7, Molnar 1 2-2 5, Rinkevich 3 0-0 6. Totals: 11 9-13 34.
Butler 2 4 15 16 — 37
McDowell9 11 12 2 — 34
3-point goals: Butler 2 (Rader, Schaffner); McDowell 3 (Kaczmarek, Christiansen, Molnar).




2013
schedule/results
Girls Basketball schedule/results

Butler - 35 Grove City -33



Butler
- 40 Oakland Catholic - 35

Julia Baxter scored 15 of her 23 points
in the second half to lift Butler (2-1, 1-0)
past Oakland Catholic (1-2, 0-1)

Butler - 52 Kiski Area - 12
Butler - 40 Oakland Catholic - 35
Butler - 35 Grove City - 33
Butler - 49 Vincentian - 48
Butler - 61 Chartiers Valley - 54
Butler - 47 Shady Side Academy - 40
Butler - 47 North Hills - 43
Butler - 51 Shaler - 50
Butler - 45 North Hills - 34
Butler - 46 Westinghouse - 34
Butler - 68 New Castle - 43

Butler - 51 Shaler - 50


Golden Tornado Girls
defeat 2013 WPIAL Champions
Butler - 49 Vincentian - 48



Butler - 61 Chartiers Valley - 54


" We're just counting on her to do so much."
-Head Coach Dorothea Epps


Butler - 35 Grove City -33



Butler
- 40 Oakland Catholic - 35

Julia Baxter scored 15 of her 23 points
in the second half to lift Butler (2-1, 1-0)
past Oakland Catholic (1-2, 0-1)



2012-2013
Girls Basketball

Butler - 54 Kiski - 30
Butler - 47 St. George, RI - 33
Butler - 49 Grove City - 40
Butler - 58 Shady Side - 21
Butler - 50 Pine Richland - 39
Butler - 28 Shaler - 25

Butler - 44 Seneca Valley- 30
Butler - 32 Oakland Catholic - 31

Butler - 38 Pine Richland - 32
Butler - 38 Shaler - 31
Butler - 35 North Hills - 32
Butler - 31 Seneca Valley- 25






2011-12
Girls Basketball schedule/results
Butler - 64 Wilkinsburg - 31
Butler - 62 Uniontown - 39
Butler - 46 North Hills - 19
Butler - 45 North Hills - 35

Butler - 48 Shaler - 44

2010-11
Butler - 59 Chartiers Valley - 49
Butler - 66 Overland (Colo.) -22
Butler - 56 North Hills - 32
Butler - 64 Pine Richland - 35
Butler - 56 Shaler - 46
Butler - 51 North Allegheny - 46
Butler - 66 Moon - 40
Butler - 73 Seneca Valley - 38
Butler - 63 North Hills - 36
Butler - 62 Shaler - 55
Butler - 70 North Allegheny - 45
Butler - 53 Altoona - 42
Butler - 68 Seneca Valley - 22

Butler - 51 Moon - 36
Butler - 65 Plum - 34
all results...


Butler - 42 Penn-Trafford - 38

Butler's Casey Fleeger steals the ball from Penn Traford's Morgan Rector
during their playoff game at North Allegheny High School.


Butler - 41 Seneca Valley - 33

The Lady Golden Tornado have won 24 straight section games
and 35 of the last 36.

Butler - 68 Seneca Valley - 22

Butler - 51 Moon - 36

Bresnahan paced Butler with 18 pts.

Butler - 70 North Allegheny - 45



Butler - 66 Moon - 40



Butler - 73 Seneca Valley - 38


Butler - 62 Shaler - 55


Butler - 63
North Hills - 36



Butler - 51 North Allegheny - 46


Butler - 59 Chartiers Valley - 49



Butler - 66 Overland (Colo.) - 22
Olivia Bresnahan scored 19 points to lead the Butler girls basketball team to a 66-22 victory over Overland (Colo.)


Butler - 64 Pine Richland - 35







Casie Cygan scored a career-high 29 points vs. Northgate...
" She can get up and down that floor," said Butler coach Dorothea Epps. "Casie, when she is gone she's gone.”

Butler - 59 Altoona -47
Butler -56 Plum - 48


"She has all the tools..."
-
Head Coach Dorothea Epps


Butler - 66 Moon - 40


Butler - 70 North Allegheny - 49
"...Butler's defense is relentless," said NA coach Sherri McConnell.


"I don't worry about who might be in the stands or coming to talk to me. I just go out and play."


Butler
- 58
Seneca Valley - 32



First Team Girls Basketball
All-Stars 2007-08

Sophomore, 5-11, Guard, Butler
By the Numbers
Points: 15.3
Rebounds: 6.8
Assists: 3.0
Steals: 3.0
Notable
Reached double figures in 22 of 26 games
Led the Tornado to the Section 3-AAAA crown as well as WPIAL and PIAA playoff
berths
Comment
“Olivia was our only returning starter and she understood her role was going to change. She became more of a scorer and a leader as a sophomore.”
— coach Dorothea Epps

Butler Eagle Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Award ...


Butler - 53
North Hills - 41



Butler - 51
North Allegheny - 34


Butler - 58
Pine Richland - 49
Olivia Bresnahan led all scorers with 27 points and Casie Cygan added 11...

Butler - 57
Shaler - 51

Butler - 63
Knoch - 32


Butler - 63
Mercyhurst - 51






Tornado Girls rally for narrow WPIAL playoff victory
Butler - 36 Hempfield - 32
The Golden Tornado trailed through most of the contest but rallied for a 36-32 win against Hempfield at Plum.


Olivia Bresnahan had 10 of her 12 points in the second half for Butler (23-2), which allowed the Spartans (18-6) only eight second-half points.
Butler - 57 North Hills - 28

Butler - 64 Knoch - 41

Butler - 71 Ambridge 37

Butler - 53 Pine Richland - 45


Butler - 48 Seneca Valley - 45

Butler 67 Mojave (Nev.) 51
Olivia Bresnahan dropped in 28 points to power the Tornado in the first round of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.
Casie Cygan added 13 points and Jenna Manuel 12 for the Tornado (10-1), who jumped out to a 39-21 halftime lead.
Chelsea Hopkins, a Duke recruit, led Mojave with 24 points.

Las Vegas Champions...



Butler - 54 Shady Side - 36


Butler - 47 New Castle -42

14 in a row


Butler - 59 NA - 57

Tornado blows away North Hills
Butler
- 54 North Hills -19


Butler
- 69 Woodland Hills -57


Butler
- 68 North Allegheny -55


21-1 Golden Tornado Girls Basketball
clinch Section Championship...#3 ranked in the West...#6 in the State.

Butler
- 62 Pine Richland -41

Butler
- 53 Seneca Valley -44


Butler
- 50 Shaler -48
Kayla Gilliand converted a rebound basket at the buzzer to enable Class AAAA No. 3 Butler (19-1, 8-0) escape with a 50-48 Section 3 win


Butler
- 56 Plum -42


Butler - 66 Allderdice - 4








2006-2007
"I've got enough experience to lead the team, and I know when to stay cool..."
Achesinski's 34-point performance
Butler -58 NA - 56 2OT

• Has recorded 1,075 points and 608 rebounds in three-year varsity career.
• Averaged 16.6 points, 10 rebounds per game last year
• Shot 75.2 percent from free throw line last year
• Scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games last season
Volleyball
• Four-year letterwinner
• Best Offensive Player Award, 2004-06
• First team all-section, 2006
• Second team, all-section, 2005
Track and Field
• Three-year letterwinner, shot put and discus
• Most Improved Field Award, 2005

Mercyhurst bound...


Butler - 44 Mercyhurst - 35


Butler - 45 Gateway - 34


Butler - 48 Knoch - 35


Butler - 55 Shady Side - 30



Butler - 73 Brashear - 21


Forget the Titans...


Butler - 68 Shaler - 39
Butler - 48 North Allegheny - 35


Triple Yoi...

Butler - 46 North Hills - 25


Achesinski Tournament MVP...

Tornado Girls Stun #2 ranked Bethel Park
Butler
- 56 Bethel Park - 36
Senior Julie Ehrman had 12 pts including a pair of three pointers to pace the Tornado (2-0)...Amy Achesinski and Rachel Barry each reached double figures with 10 points respectively.


Butler
- 47 Seneca Valley - 37


Butler
- 53 Shaler - 34



Butler - 53 Pine Richland - 33


The Golden Tornado Girls turned aside North Allegheny , 46-39, in the opening night of WPIAL Class AAAA Section 3 play. Amy Achesinski led Butler with 13 points.

Butler ends Florida trip with 55-45 win
Amy Achesinski scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Butler girls basketball concluded their trip to Florida with a 55-45 win over West Boca Wednesday night.
Rachel Barry scored nine points for the Golden Tornado, who went 2-1 on their trip.
Samantha Karns also had seven rebounds for the Golden Tornado.
For Butler Tornado Girls...
Amy Achesinski 9 2-2 20, Rachel Barry 4 1-3 9, Ashley Nocera 0 0-0 0, Maria Baroffio 2 2-4 6, Samantha Karns 2 2-4 6, Abby Herrit 2 0-0 5, Lyndsy Day 2 4-5 8, Julie Ehrman 1 3-4 5. Totals: 21 12-18 55

Head Coach: Dorothea Epps
Butler - 47 New Castle - 41



Butler - 56 Hempfield - 44
Trailing 24-23 at halftime, Butler received 14 second-half points from Kelly Miller and its defense forced 12 turnovers in the last two quarters as the Golden Tornado girls basketball team defeated Hempfield 56-44.
Sophomores Amy Achesinski (12 points), Maria Baroffio (seven points) and Rachel Barry (three points) all started and contributed on both ends of the floor.
Miller led Butler's effort with 20 points
Kelly Miller 4 11-12 20, Kate DeGeorge 0 2-2 2, Kala Schnur 1 0-0 3, Julie Erhman 1 0-0 2, Samantha Karns 2 1-2 5, Ashley Nocera 1 0-0 2, Maria Baroffio 0 7-8 7, Amy Achesinski 5 2-7 12, Rachel Barry 0 3-6 3


Butler - 57 Kiski- 44
An early 7-0 lead evaporated but the Tornado used a 6-0 spurt late in the second quarter to distance itself from the Cavaliers as they went on to a 57-44 victory. In the second half, Butler received three points apiece from Achesinski and Karns to open up on a 6-2 run to increase its advantage to eight points at 33-25.
Butler's lead never dipped below seven the remainder of the game.
Samantha Karns 4 6-9 14, Maria Baroffio 7 3-8 18, Amy Achesinski 3 8-9 14, Rachel Barry 2 2-5 6, Kala Schnur 0 0-0 0, Kate DeGeorge 1 0-0 2, Julie Ehrman 1 1-2 3, Elizabeth Schultz 0 0-0 0, Ashley Nocera 0 0-0 0, Michelle Ritchey 0 0-0 0, Abby Herrit 0 0-0 0

Butler - 43 Shaler - 38

Early pre-season play of underclass players proves to be the difference...

Rachel Barry netted 11 points to lead a field of 10 Butler players who scored in the Golden Tornado's 50-23 win over Silverado (Nev.) in the Lady Wolves Tournament in Las Vegas. The win came a night after Butler eked out a 56-55 victory over Castlemont (Calif.). Amy Achesinski led the way with 17 points while Kelly Miller (14), Maria Baroffio (11) and Elizabeth Schultz (seven rebounds) all did their part.



Holiday Tournament 2004
"I have no problem playing our younger girls. I have a lot of confidence in them."

Butler -50 Seneca Valley - 42

Trailing Seneca Valley 22-15 at halftime, Butler used a tenacious defense and a 19–of-25 performance from the free throw line in the second half to hand the Raiders their first section loss of the season with a 50-42 decision Monday.
"This says that we have a lot of character on this basketball team," said Golden Tornado coach Dorothea Epps. "Playing a good team with a lot of height like Seneca, and coming back like we did, it was really big for us.
"Even when we were down, the girls knew we could still win," Epps added.

2003-2004 season

Out Foxing the Foxes...


The Tornado Girls Past....
2002

2001

2000

 


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