Girls basketball extends to 4-game win streak


Liz Mackey

Mary Boff prepares to take a free throw in the Lady Hawks’ game vs. Mt. Lebo on Dec. 19.

She has ice in her veins! With only 3.7 seconds remaining in the girls basketball game, senior Mary Boff hit two free throws to give the Lady Hawks their first lead of the game over the Chartiers Valley Lady Colts Monday night.

Our win streak is a result of us making adjustments and playing as a team. Everyone is contributing and we’re playing a high-tempo game.

— Mary Boff

This also proved to be the game-winner as the Colts could not respond in the little time that was left. The Hawks pulled off the 46-45 come-from-behind victory.

The win was their fourth in a row since losing their first six games.

After the first quarter, Chartiers Valley led 12-3.

With 1:23 left in the first half, junior Ella Harmon cut the lead to 6. At halftime, the Hawks trailed 22-13.

By the end of the third quarter, the Colts had a 5-point lead.

A huge 3-point shot in the fourth quarter by junior Julia Benlock cut the lead to 2.

With 46.1 seconds remaining, the Colts led 41-40 and continued to lead until the final seconds. Mary Boff’s final free throw gave the Hawks the victory.

Mary Boff led the team with 11 points. Sophomore Ella Sabatos had 9.

The Lady Hawks are now 1-2 in Section 2-6A and 4-6 overall. They will face section foe Canon-McMillan (3-6, 0-2) on Thursday, Jan. 5.