Lady Hawks soar above Canon Mac

Keep playoff hopes alive
Sadie Orie drives toward the basket in the Lady Hawks game vs. Char Valley on Jan. 2.
Sadie Orie drives toward the basket in the Lady Hawks’ game vs. Char Valley on Jan. 2.
Ally Wolling

Tuesday night the Lady Hawks stayed in the playoff hunt by defeating section-foe Canon Mac for the second time of the season.

When the final horn blew, the scoreboard read 57 Lady Hawks 47 Canon Mac.

Ella Harmon led the charge with 15 points. Sadie Orie tallied 14 and Ella Sabatos scored 11.

The Lady Hawks jumped out into an early lead, leading 16-7 after the first quarter. Five different Hawks led the point scorers.

At the half, the Lady Hawks extended their lead and went into the locker room with a 30-18 lead. Becky Gillenberger had 7 points.

After three quarters of play, Bethel Park held onto their 12-point lead and entered the last quarter of play with a 46-34 lead.

The Lady Hawks (3-7, 6-12) currently sit in sixth place in Section 2-6A.

Their next game is against non-section opponent Keystone Oaks on Friday at home. It is also Senior Night.

Then, they face Baldwin on Monday for an important section match. The last time the two teams met, the Lady Hawks lost in OT.

They close out section play on Thursday, Feb. 8 against Upper St. Clair. In their last meeting, the Lady Hawks lost a close one, 49-46.

The top four teams in the section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. The fourth spot is a close contest between Bethel Park, Canon Mac, and Upper St. Clair. Every game counts from here on out.

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Liz Mackey, Staff Writer, Photographer
Dribble, dribble, dribble. Pass the ball. Shoot. Score! That’s two points for junior Liz Mackey. Liz is a real team player and you can find her on the court when our JV girls basketball team’s mission is to outscore its opponents. Liz’s biggest goal is to achieve varsity status on the girls basketball team. This is Liz’s first year in Scholastic Publications but not her first year taking photos for the yearbook. Even though Liz didn’t take the class last year, she took photos around the school and at sports events to help out the yearbook so they had more photos to choose from. Liz’s biggest inspiration is her uncle. Wouldn’t you be inspired if your uncle was the captain of the LAPD? Aside from playing high school basketball, she likes to take photos for the yearbook and watch her favorite programs on Netflix. Liz is also involved in Student Government (SGA) where she is a senator; she is also involved in Campus Life, Fall Play, and Best Buddies. Liz has two dogs. Their names are Claire and Tippy.   Written by: Isabella Dudjak, Staff Writer

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