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For the second time this season, the North Allegheny girls’ basketball team defeated the Altoona Mountain Lions on Friday night by a 54-43 decision. Earlier in the season, the Tigers hosted the Mountain Lions and earned a hard-fought 45-44 win in the championship of the Wright Automotive Tip-Off Tournament. In the rematch in Altoona, the Tigers picked up a more decisive victory with an 11-point win over the reigning District 6 champions.

North Allegheny was paced by junior Rachel Martindale who netted a team-high 15 points and buried two 3-pointers. Senior Piper Morningstar added 10 points and senior Madelyn Fische rchipped in with nine points. Altoona’s offense was primarily built off of two players, Olivia Hudson and Brigid Fox. Hudson totaled 16 points and Fox tallied 14.

With the win, North Allegheny remains perfect on the season with a 13-0 record. Altoona falls to 14-2 on the year with its only two losses coming to the Tigers. NA will return to section play on Monday with a visit to Shaler to take on the Titans.