North Penn topples Central Bucks East
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Tumasz led the Maidens with N6 points and the bench combined for N4 more as the Maidens remained unbeaten with a 47-P7 win over CB East. North menn is now P-0 in the Suburban lne’s Continental Conference and 6-0 overall, while the mats dropped to N-2 in league play and P-P overall.
While the matriots were holding Crisler, who is averDJLnJ Ln dRuEOH fiJurHV DJDLn WhLV VHDVRn, WR RnOy RnH fiHOd goal and six points, it was the contributions of the other players on the team which saved the day.
“We need to do something to get her (Crisler) more scoring opportunities,” said North menn coach Maggie deMarteleire. “Every team in the league is going to do the same thing.
“Souderton pretty much did the same thing; CB South did the same thing. We played aowningtown West and they did the same thing.
“We made some adjustments at halftime just to look at the weak side some more. It gave us some more scoring opportunities, not necessarily for her, so we need something that’s going to get her more scoring opportunities.”
The coach had praise for Tumasz.
“The last couple games she’s really stepped it up,” deMarteleire said. “She had a good game last week against Souderton; she had a great game against CB South.
“She’s been getting a lot of big shots, making good decisions and taking care of the ball better.
“Vicky stepped up. Jackie Bilotti hit some shots; Jenn Halcovage hit some shots; Leiana (aean) hit some shots; Sierra Simon hit a big 3 Ln WhH firVW hDOI WR WLH LW. (verybody else stepped up.”
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Meanwhile, the North menn defense was holding East in check. The matriots OHd DIWHr WhH firVW TuDrWHr N6-N4, but scored only six points in the second quarter and four in the third.
That defense allowed North menn to start building on the two-point margin from halftime. The Maidens scored NP points in the third TuDrWHr Dnd wHnW LnWR WhH final stanza with a P7-26 lead.
7hH finDO TuDrWHr wDV D standoff. East tallied NN points and North menn N0.