Batey Drains Seven Three-Pointers In Knights Win Over Spartans

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Junior guard Amanda Batey poured in seven three-pointers and a career-high 24 points to lift the Norwin Knights over the Hempfield Spartans on Monday night, 71-67, in a Section 1-AAAA contest.  It was the second time this season the Knights defeated the Spartans and helps Norwin keep pace with first place Penn-Trafford.

While Batey had the big scoring night, Norwin still trailed in the final minute until 6-2 junior Laura Buchanon scored with 55 seconds left in the game to put the Knights ahead for good. Hempfield senior Monica Burns, who scored the 1,000th point of her career last week, netted a game-high 25 points in the loss.

Norwin improves to 9-5 overall and 7-1 in Section 1.  Hempfield falls to 10-6 overall and 6-3 in section play. The Knights host Connellsville on Thursday night while the Spartans play host to Laurel Highlands on Thursday.  Start time for both games is 7:30 pm.

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