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Oakland Catholic’s Cierra Christian commits to Brown

July 4, 2018 GMT

Oakland Catholic’s Cierra Christian, who helped her team win a WPIAL basketball title last winter, committed Monday to Brown.

The 5-foot-10 guard will be a junior in the fall.

Christian scored 12 points in the WPIAL Class 5A final last March when Oakland Catholic defeated Gateway, 29-27, at Petersen Events Center.

She joins an Ivy League staff that has an assistant coach from Western Pennsylvania. Brown assistant Eddie Benton, a Pittsburgh native, was the La Roche women’s coach from 2004-12. He led the La Roche to the NCAA Division 3 Tournament in consecutive seasons and earned conference coach of the year honors twice. Benton was an assistant coach at Duquesne from 2013-16.

Brown went 15-12 last season a finished sixth in the Ivy League.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.