North Penn falls to Cumberland Valley
By Mike Cabrey
A poor start left the North Penn girls basketball team trailing Cumberland Valley by 10 at halftime of Friday night’s PIAA Class AAAA TuarWHrfinal.
But if anybody had the blueprint to come back from WhaW dHfiFLW, LW would havH been the Maidens. Three dayV SrLor, 1orWh PHnn erased Wilson’s 10-point advanWagH aW LnWHrPLVVLon en route to a second-round wLn ovHr WhH DLVWrLFW ThrHH champion.
CuPEHrland 9allHy, howHvHr, WorH whaWHvHr rally SlanV the Maidens had to shreds at the vHry VWarW Ln WhH VHFond halI.
The Eagles opened the WhLrd wLWh a 10-0 run, HxWHndLng WhHLr advanWagH Wo 20 and 1orWh PHnn nHvHr rHFovHrHd as its season came to an end wLWh a 53-36 loVV aW GardHn Spot High School.
Senior Lauren Crisler had a game-high 19 points Ior 1orWh PHnn, whLFh Fould only FuW WhH dHfiFLW Wo 11 after Cumberland Valley wHnW uS 37-17 Ln WhH WhLrd. 9LFNy TuPaVz addHd 15 SoLnWV, whLlH -aFNLH BLloWWL roundHd ouW WhH DLVWrLFW OnH VLxWh VHHd’V VForLng wLWh Wwo SoLnWV.
-aFNLH FalFonHr had 17 SoLnWV Wo SaFH DLVWrLFW ThrHH fiIWh VHHd CuPEHrland 9allHy.
.Hlly -HNoW addHd 14 SoLnWV — 11 FoPLng Ln WhH firVW halI — whLlH 0addLH TorrHVLn had 11 points for the Eagles.
1orWh PHnn, WhH VLxWh VHHd IroP DLVWrLFW OnH, finLVhHd WhH yHar 24-6 ovHrall.
ThH 0aLdHnV WraLlHd 2510 Ln WhH VHFond TuarWHr, EuW CrLVlHr had fivH SoLnWV durLng a 7-2 1orWh PHnn run WhaW FuW LWV halIWLPH dHfiFLW Wo 27-17.
But Cumberland Valley (25-6) waVWHd lLWWlH WLPH Ln the third to turn a 10-point PargLn LnWo a 20-SoLnW onH.
TuPaVz VForHd fivH SoLnWV durLng WhH 7-0 run whLFh FuW C9’V lHad Wo 3724 aIWHr BLloWWL’V VWHal and layup.
A -aFNLH FalFonHr WhrHHSoLnWHr Slay aW 1:05 SuW WhH EaglHV uS 16, EuW a TuPaVz WhrHH-SoLnWHr Slay and Wwo CrLVlHr IrHH WhrowV Ln WhH final second had the Maidens wLWhLn 40-29 hHadLng LnWo the fourth.
CuPEHrland 9allHy, howHvHr, SuW any FoPHback thoughts to an end by opening the final TuarWHr wLWh a 9- 0 run — a bucket from Torresin gLvLng WhH EaglHV a 49- 29 advanWagH.
North Penn rolled off VHvHn VWraLghW SoLnWV Wo PaNH LW 49- 36 EHIorH Cumberland Valley used the foul line to collect the 17- SoLnW wLn.
In the opening eight minuWHV, WhH 0aLdHnV had MuVW onH fiHld goal – a TuPaVz three cutting the Eagles’ lHad Wo 5-3 – and wHrH down 12-4 HnWHrLng WhH VHFond aIWHr a -aFNLH Falconer trey.
ThH EaglHV wHnW uS 25-10 on a EaVNHW IroP -HNoW, EuW 1orWh PHnn wHnW LnWo WhH halI down MuVW 27-17 aIWHr a 7-2 run FaSSHd Ey TuPaVz scoring in transition in the final VHFondV.