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Press photo by Linda Rothrock Leandra Sterner and the girls needs some wins down the stretch in order to qualify for the District 11 playoffs. Press photo by Linda Rothrock Leandra Sterner and the girls needs some wins down the stretch in order to qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Girls win two in a row

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's girls won two-straight basketball games for the first time this season and it's just what the doctor ordered.

The Konkrete Kids, who dropped two-in-a-row last weekend, rebounded with Lehigh Valley Conference wins over Dieruff and Liberty Monday and Tuesday, and the Kids are still alive in their bid to qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Coach Jeff Jacksits' squad is 4-6 in the LVC and 8-9 overall with five games remaining on the schedule.

They host Allen on Thursday and Whitehall on Friday before closing out regular-season play next week with a nonleague game at Stroudsburg on Monday before visiting Parkland Tuesday and entertaining Nazareth next Friday in the annual Senior Parents Night game.

Tuesday's 62-47 win at Liberty's Memorial Gym was a must win game, and the K-Kids did the job with a balanced effort.

Leandra Sterner led the way with 18 points - 14 in the second half - and Aja Blount had 17. Zeniyah Sanders contributed nine and Kayla Csencsits had eight with her three-pointer at the half giving Northampton a 27-20 lead the Kids never lost.

Another high point for Jacksits' team was the girls ability to hit on 21-of-26 foul shots.

Monday at home the Kids had another team effort in a 63-44 romp over Dieruff. Sterner had the team high with 11 points, while Blount, Csencsits, and Erica Filipovits all had 10. Sanders added nine and Ali Reppert seven.

But last Friday, Northampton's chances to reach the .500 mark were shot down as Easton scored five points in the final 17 seconds to take a 64-63 decision.

Sterner, who has 285 points this season, was top scorer for Northampton with 21 points while Csencsits had 16 and Filipovits added eight.

Northampton's troubles began last Thursday when Pleasant Valley took a 40-30 decision from the Kids the 30 points being the first time this season that Northampton had less than 40 in a game. No Kid had double figures in scoring, with Blount the high with eight and Sterner seven.