NA DELIVERS PASTING OF PINE-RICHLAND, 56-22
North Allegheny limited Pine-Richland to 20-percent shooting from the field and completely blanked the Rams in the fourth quarter en route to a 56-22 road victory in Section 1-6A action. The Rams scored only five points in the second half, all in the third quarter, and shot just 2 of 22 over the final 16 minutes. The Tigers held a 29-17 lead at intermission and outscored the Rams 27-5 in the second half to put things well out of reach.
With Pine-Richland’s offense stymied, the North Allegheny sharpshooters hit bullseyes from beyond the arc and buried nine treys on the night. Senior Courtney Roman knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with nine points. Senior Piper Morningstar and junior Rachel Martindale combined for three 3-pointers and scored 10 points apiece.
It was a strong performance overall by the Tigers with many contributors. Freshman Lizzy Groetsch made her first career varsity start and totaled six points and five rebounds. SeniorMadelyn Fischer posted eight points and six boards. Junior Kristen Chomos totaled six points and sophomore Katerina Balouris notched seven points and four rebounds.
For Pine-Richland, senior Kayla Graf scored 14 of her team’s 22 points.
North Allegheny improves to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in Section 1-6A. Pine-Richland slides to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the section. The Tigers will take on Seneca Valley at home on Monday night in a battle for first place in the section.