The Saucon Valley Girls basketball team had their 2018-19 home opener on Tuesday night against the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 lead and cruised the rest of the way to a 65-27 victory. The Panthers played hard and were paced by sophomore Allie Frace and her 9 points. Kiele Riefenstahl, a senior, added 6 points for Saucon.
Up Next: The Panthers travel to Pen Argyl for a Thursday night showdown with the Green Knights
Note: Photos by Chris Christian. Click here to purchase these and other photos from the Panther games.
About This Series: Andrew & Sonya Hughes of Hellertown are sponsoring girls basketball coverage on Saucon Source to help recognize the achievements of female high school athletes here in Saucon Valley, and in tribute to their own daughters, who were both stand-out student athletes at their high school, where they played softball, soccer, basketball and field hockey. Between the two of them they earned 14 varsity letters in high school. “Female athletics was a big part of our family life for many years, but that journey ended at the high school level six years ago,” Andrew Hughes says. “Through those amazing experiences we also noticed that females don’t seem to have the same level of exposure and support as their male counterparts. So we are very sensitive to situations where we perceive an imbalance of exposure of female student athlete participation in competitive high school sports. We also like to encourage greater involvement of young people in athletics. We would like to help the girls gain more exposure at your news source by adopting some girls high school teams.” Saucon Source thanks Andrew & Sonya Hughes for their thoughtful and generous support of our local sports coverage.
Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!