Summer League tipoff time.
There is opportunity for all athletes to compete in any sport on a year-round basis anymore. Certainly, summer league basketball opportunities have been available to high school student athletes for decades.
The Saucon Valley high school girls basketball team is taking advantage of the opportunity and participating in Wilson Area High School’s summer league that plays Monday and Wednesday evenings. Teams play two 20-minute halves (running clock) with PIAA referees. It is a wonderful opportunity for the players to compete, get a little exercise, and bond with their teammates.
Check out some of the action for the Panthers Monday evening double-header against Palisades and Belvidere!
Even though it was summer league basketball the Panthers proudly pounced on loose balls.
Senior Helen Kreschollek has her free-throw form down as freshman Grace Albano (21) and junior Kiele Riefenstahl look for a rebound.
The Panthers making it difficult on Palisades to inbound the ball.
Junior Kat Naiburg going deep as sophomore Abby Soltysiak (25) crashes the boards.
Junior Isabelle Medei (12) battles for a rebound against Belvidere.
Panther freshman Ally Frace takes it to the hole in a summer league contest against Belvidere.
Rising sophomore Abby Soltysiak gets a good look at a baseline jumper.
Panther freshman Kelsey Cyphers (35) grabs a rebound in a summer league showdown with Belvidere.
Junior Katherine Naiburg and freshman Ally Frace with a Panther double-team.
The Panther defense working hard to create a turnover.
Panther assistant coach Nicole Calabrese had the reigns and called the shots on Monday evening.