Girls need to make a run
"It's now or never," or "It's never too late."
Those should be the rallying cries for Northampton's girls' basketball team.
The Konkrete Kids, who lost three times last week, are in a "do or die," situation as their schedule heads into the home stretch.
Coach Jeff Jacksits' crew has a 4-11 record overall and a 2-6 Lehigh Valley Conference mark with only seven games remaining-six in the LVC.
And the Kids must win five of the LVC games or all seven if they intend to reach the District 11 playoff tournament for the seventh-straight year.
The Kids began their final stretch Tuesday at Allen and visit Easton tomorrow before entertaining Liberty on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, last week's schedule went downhill for the Kids - losing 41-35 at Freedom, falling 48-27 to Central Catholic an then dropping a nonleague game to Mountain Valley Conference leader Pocono Mountain West 59-41.
The Freedom loss was tough to take as the Kids had a 18-13 halftime lead only to falter in the second half. Senior Ashley Brink had 12 points for the Kids and the junior Kayla Csencsits added nine. Brenda Dosedlo was top scorer for the Patriots with 12.
Then, the Konkrete Kids lost to Central Catholic for the third time this season as Jackie Fronheiser was top scorer for the visiting Vikettes with 12. No Konkrete Kid hit double figures with Brink highest with eight.
The loss to host PM West was tough as the Kids failed to get to the foul line while Panthers hit on 16-of-20. NHS did hit on seven threes, however, with junior Leandra Sterner sinking four, Csencsits two and senior Michele Dally one. Sterner finished with 16 points and Csencsits 10.
Jackie Benitez led PM West with 20 points. Stephanie Davis added 13 and Ramona Benitez had 11.