Girls basketball gets back on track

Prepares for second-round state playoff matchup

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Evan Manion

Girls basketball team huddles up during their game against Canon Mac on Jan. 9.

Ryan Meis, Sports Editor, Deputy Video Editor

A new season began for the Lady Hawks last Friday, and they started it the only way they know how: with a win– something they’ve done for the 22nd time this season.

They continued their impressive season with a victory in the first round of the PIAA tournament over Governor Mifflin 46-28.

“We started out slow, but we changed the pace of the game and started to score. We are better when we are controlling the pace,” said standout junior Olivia Westphal about the first-round dub.

Starting out slow indeed, the Lady Hawks were held to just four first-quarter points, and 13 for the first half. Thankfully, the game isn’t played for 16 minutes, it’s played for 32.

After the halftime meeting, the Hawks outscored the Mustangs 33-13 in the second half to secure the win.

They were led in scoring by Lauren Mullen with 16, Liv Westphal with 13, and Maddie Diz with 11.

The second round of the state tournament has the Lady Hawks traveling 163 miles to Chambersburg to take on the Upper Dublin Cardinals (21-8). Senior Lauren Mullen is excited about the challenge.

“I can’t wait to experience such a fun trip with my best friends and hopefully we’ll have a few more of them. They are a really good team. We’re going to have to defend, rebound, and speed up the tempo,” Mullen said.

Good luck to the Lady Hawks, bring home a win!