Soud­er­ton tops n-town, clinches tie with H-H

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

There are big wins and then

there are BIG wins. If you ask Soud­er­ton boys bas­ket­ball coach Pete ChiPHrD, WKH 57-33 vLFWRry RvHr nu­ak­er­town Mon­day night was BIG.

And the rea­son is that it clinches a tie for the Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship with Hat­boro-Hor­sham. Both WHDPV fiQLVK WKH rHJuODr VHD­son at 11-3.

That is quite a feat for the In­di­ans, who grad­u­ated four RI WKHLr fivH VWDrWHrV IrRP ODVW year’s team which reached the state play­offs. But, on Se­nior kight, the new se­niors came through.

“It’s great, awe­some,” Chimera said. “It’s just huge.

“7KH NLGV GHVHrvH LW. ,W’V D great win.”

Things started slowly for the In­di­ans, who usu­ally play an up-tempo style of of­fense. There wasn’t much WHPSR LQ WKH firVW TuDrWHr.

In fact, the Pan­thers put toJHWKHr VHvHQ VWrDLJKW SRLQWV WR WDNH D 9-6 OHDG wLWK 1:44 re­main­ing in the pe­riod. Soud­er­ton sand­wiched two foul shots and a layup with 0.1 left around a nu­ak­er­town free throw to carry a 10-10 tie into the sec­ond pe­riod.

Things didn’t really imSrRvH LQ WKH VHFRQG VWDQzD for Soud­er­ton. The In­di­ans scored only nine points but they held the Pan­thers to eight and took a 19-18 lead into the locker room at half­time.

HRwHvHr, WKH VHFRQG KDOI was a dif­fer­ent story. The SRuGHrWRQ RIIHQVH fiQDOOy got into gear and its de­fense stepped up also.

The In­di­ans scored 20 points in the third while lim- it­ing the Pan­thers to only four. In fact, nu­ak­er­town made only four free throws DQG QR fiHOG JRDOV LQ WKH WKLrG quar­ter.

John Kanas led the way for Soud­er­ton in the third, VFRrLQJ VHvHQ SRLQWV. BrHQGDQ WDJQHr DGGHG VLx.

It was more of the same LQ WKH fiQDO TuDrWHr. WKLOH Soud­er­ton put 18 points on the score­board, nu­ak­er­town could only add 11 to its to­tal.

kow the In­di­ans wait to see who they will play in the firVW rRuQG RI WKH SODyRIIV. That will be de­cided Tues­day when the District One brack­ets are put to­gether.

.DQDV fiQLVKHG WKH JDPH with 19 points and Austin Murphy contributed 11 and -DrHG BHrQKDrW QLQH. GrLI­fiQ Sch­midt topped the Pan­thers with 15, the lone nu­ak­erWRwQ SODyHr LQ GRuEOH fiJures.

Lans­dale Catholic’s Mary Kate Brokans drives to the bas­ket dur­ing Tues­day’s ac­tion against Con­well-Egan.

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