NHS girls fall to Bethlehem Catholic
Bethlehem Catholic’s girls defeated Northampton 62-45 at Becahi as part of a boys girls doubleheader as the EPC basketball playoffs got underway.
The Kids came out strong offensively with four, three-pointers, one by Morgan Sterner, one by Jenna Rogers, and two by Victoria Keenan, in the first quarter of play.
But, two consecutive turnovers that resulted in points for the Hawks by Abby Brown and Jaleesa Lanier, along with seven points by Becahi’s Taliyah Medina gave the Hawks a slim, 27-26 lead at halftime.
Becahi forward Hope Brown started the second half with a three pointer, and Morgan Orloski, Medina, and Solei Rodriguez combined for 10 straight points before the end of the third to help the Hawks pull away.
Brown had back-to-back buckets in the fourth, and the Hawks continued their run despite a three pointer by NHS’s Jade Rindock to help try and keep the Kids within striking distance.
The Kids will now have some time off before taking part in the District 11 playoffs.
Meanwhile, Wednesday after Press deadlines, Becahi met Parkland, and Freedom, which was an eighth seed that knocked off top-seed Easton, took on Allentown Central Catholic in semifinal games of the EPC girls playoffs.