Second Quarter Outburst Sparks Penn-Trafford Blowout of Norwin

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The Penn-Trafford Warriors used a 20-0 run in the second quarter to vault past the Norwin Knights on Wednesday night, 79-54, in a Section 1-AAAA contest. The run was led in part by the shooting of 3-point specialist Sean Stinelli who scored a game-high 27 points and poured in five long-distance treys. For his efforts, Stinelli was chosen as the Player of the Game by Quad-A Sports.

The game began as a track meet with both teams burning up the floor in a seesaw first quarter. The lead changed hands eight times in the opening stanza and Norwin owned a slim 14-13 lead through one period of play. Norwin senior Gage McCracken scored 10 points in the opening quarter and concluded the evening with a team-high 19 points.

Norwin opened the second quarter with a 6-2 run and seemed to be running on all cylinders, holding a 20-15 lead. However, Penn-Trafford responded with a remarkable 20-0 run that saw four different players pour in shots from beyond the arc. Stinelli, Sean Kelly, Tim Vecchio, and Cam Siegfreid all dropped in 3-pointers for the Warriors in the momentum changing run that gave PT a 35-20 advantage.

Penn-Trafford held a 42-26 lead at intermission and cruised to the victory in the second half. Along with Stinelli’s big night, Kelly finished in double figures with 10 points.

The win pulls Penn-Trafford into sole possession of second place in the Section 1-AAAA standings with a 5-1 record and 10-3 mark overall. Norwin slips to 9-5 overall and 4-2 in section play. The Warriors visit undefeated Latrobe on Friday night, while the Knights host Connellsville.

Penn-Trafford vs. Norwin Game Summary