Norwin tops North Allegheny, 63-55

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In a battle of 3-0 teams in Section 1-6A, it was the Lady Knights of Norwin who were able to stay undefeated in the section, defeating North Allegheny 63-55. The Lady Knights used great ball movement, timely shooting and phenomenal defense en route to the win.

North Allegheny jumped out to the early lead when Lizzy Groetsch got an and-one six seconds in, but Norwin scored the next 11 points and continued to make three after three ending the first quarter with a 21-16 lead. The second half was more of the same as the Lady Knights continued to light it up from behind the arc and went into the half with a 40-30 lead. Norwin hit eight of their eleven three-pointers in the first half.

The third quarter was very defensive minded for both teams as neither team could get to double figures in the quarter. Norwin outscored North Allegheny 9-8 in the quarter and had an eleven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, North Allegheny made multiple pushes at the Norwin lead, cutting the deficit to four points early in the fourth and then three points late in the fourth, but ultimately could never get the game even..

Olivia Gribble was the PlayerPager Player of the Game leading Norwin with 16 points. Jayla Wehner added 13 points while Brianna Zajicek contributed with 10.

Groetsch led all scorers with 21 points for North Allegheny. Paige Morningstar added 10 points as well.

The win improves Norwin to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in Section 1-6A. The Knights will take on Butler at home in another Section 1-6A game on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

The loss snaps North Allegheny’s six-game win streak to start the season and drops them to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Section 1-6A. The Tigers will look to bounce back with another section game on Tuesday when they take on Pine-Richland at home at 6:30 p.m.