North Penn top­ples Cen­tral Bucks East

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Ben Reese For Mont­gomery Me­dia

The Cen­tral Bucks East JLrOV EDVNHWEDOO WHDP fiJurHd out a way to nearly neu­tral­ize North menn’s in­side pres­ence, Lau­ren Crisler.

But the ma­tri­ots didn’t fiJurH RuW D wDy WR VWRS WhH Maidens’ Vicky Tu­masz. Nor did they know how to off­set the of­fense pro­vided by the depth of North menn.

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.”

It was that way through PuFh RI WhH firVW hDOI. CrLVOHr didn’t score un­til hit­ting two free throws with 2:P6 left in the sec­ond quar­ter.

But, in re­al­ity, the Maidens didn’t need her to score. 7uPDVz nHWWHd nLnH firVW-hDOI points, Hal­co­v­age canned a P-pointer and a jumper for fivH Dnd 6LPRn WLHd WhH VFRrH at 22-22 with her trey be­fore 7uPDVz finLVhHd RII WhH firVW half with a driv­ing layup and a 24-22 North menn lead at the break.

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.

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