Northampton Press

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Girls roll past Poc Mt. East

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Wendy Kennedy Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity basketball team scored another win as they rolled past Pocono Mountain East on Monday, Feb. 5, in a home game that ended in 18-point win for Northampton. This win is another compliment to a strong season for the girls as they are currently sitting first in the Skyline Division with a divisional record of 7-2.

Monday night’s game turned into a true team effort for NHS as the scoring totals were spread across multiple team members. Jenna Rogers led the way as she has so many times this season. Rogers came away from Monday night’s game with 13 points scored from the field and veteran top scorer Victoria Keenan added to the total with seven points of her own. spreading the scoring wealth among the team Northampton’s Drew Filchner and Lauren Yeau also scored seven points during Monday’s game. Northampton’s Morgan Steirer contributed six points from the field and Janessa Meixner and Jade Rindock added four and two points respectively.

Consistency seemed to be the name of the game for the Kids on Monday as their scoring totals per quarter remained relatively close. Northampton entered the half with twice as many points as Pocono with a halftime score of 18-9. Pocono hoped for a comeback in the second half of play with 20 points scored, but it was too little, too late. Northampton cinched the win and added to their overall 14-6 winning record for the season.

With a winning season in the making and league and district championships drawing near, head coach Jeff Jacksits continues to focus on the fundamentals.

“We’re working on cleaning up the boards right now as well as defensive communication and rebounding,” explained Jacksits.

Northampton faces off against Parkland in their final contest of the season. Parkland is currently ranked second in the Skyline division with a 6-3 record and is tied with Northampton in conference, both at 10-4.

When it comes to this matchup, Jacksits and the team are ready for the challenge.

“In the past, we’ve had problems during the season against Parkland, there have been times where we start strong and they end up winning on us,” said Jacksits. “We need to focus on finishing the game with them.”

The EPC playoffs are set to start this weekend.