The Saucon Valley girls basketball team got off to a bit of a slow start in their home game against the Pen Argyl Green Knights Monday. However their workmanship eventually began to pay off. At the end of the first period the Panthers trailed by just six points, 17-11.
Sophomore Ally Frace once again gave Saucon a shot of offense. Her 10-second quarter points kept the Panthers in the game, as Saucon fought back to within three with two minutes until the break. However, halftime brought Saucon a six-point deficit. But the Panthers were still very much within striking distance.
Once again, however, the third period proved costly for the Panthers. For the second game in a row, the Panther offense went stone-cold after the break. Saucon Valley only generated two third-period points and their deficit grew to a 40-26 disadvantage.
Saucon continued to play hard down the stretch, but Pen Argyl was the better team that night. The Green Knights defeated the Panthers 52-35.
Sophomore Ally Frace led the Panthers with 18 points.
Pen Argyl senior Gabrielle Weaver (18) and junior Brooke LaBarre (10) paced the Pen Argyl scorers.
Up Next: After a game against Catasauqua Wednesday night, the Panthers will play Notre Dame-Green Pond away this Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:45 p.m.
All photos below are by Chris Christian.
About This Series: Andrew & Sonya Hughes of Hellertown sponsor 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.