Saucon Girls Come Close in Quakertown Game (Brought to You by Andrew & Sonya Hughes)

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Saucon Valley Girls Basketball

Credit: Chris Christian

Saucon’s Kiele Riefenstahl eyes the basket during Saturday’s non-league basketball game against Quakertown, in which the Saucon Valley Panthers drove a late challenge against the Q-town Panthers.

It was a competitive and close game when the Saucon Valley varsity girls basketball team went toe-to-toe with Quakertown Saturday afternoon at home in a non-league game.
Quakertown led 13-9 after the first quarter of play.
At halftime Quakertown had increased their lead to 28-19, and after three periods it looked as if Quakertown was firmly in control of the game, with a 38-28 advantage.
During the fourth quarter, however, Saucon Valley tenaciously fought back to within a four-point deficit with about three minutes remaining. But, Quakertown ultimately held on for a 47-40 victory.
Up Next: The Saucon Valley girls will play at Moravian Academy on Tuesday and at Northern Lehigh on Thursday. Those games are slated for varsity tip-offs at 6:45 p.m. The Lady Panthers return home Friday for a matchup with the Palisades Pirates at 5:30 p.m.
All photos below are by Chris Christian
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 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 high school varsity letters. “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 generous support of local girls high school athletics.

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