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2018-2019 Game Summaries

NA Bests Shaler For Section Win, 54-28

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The top-ranked North Allegheny Tigers won their 15th in a row with a 54-28 victory over the Shaler Titans on Thursday night. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-10 lead by halftime and cruised to the Section 1-6A win.

Sophomore Lizzy Groetsch led the Tigers with a game-high 20 points and poured in a pair of 3-pointers. Senior Brynn Serbin added 13 points and three 3-pointers. Shaler was paced by Emily Cavacini, who posted 18 points in a losing effort.

North Allegheny leaps to 15-0 on the season and 8-0 in the section. Shaler slides to 4-10 overall and 3-5 in section play. The Tigers will visit Seneca Valley on Monday night.

Girls Basketball vs. Shaler, 1-17-19

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Shaler7371128
North Allegheny1112161554

Tigers Trounce Tribe, 63-21

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Senior Rachel Martindale poured in a game-high 20 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the North Allegheny girls’ basketball team earn a road blowout of North Hills on Tuesday night, 63-21.

The Tigers held a 31-12 lead at the half and turned the game into a rout by outscoring the Indians, 20-1, in the third quarter. Joining Martindale in double figures was freshman Taylor Rawls who poured in 10 points. Sophomore Lizzy Groetsch chipped in with eight points.

Leading North Hills was Lexi Kotwica with six points.

North Allegheny improves to 14-0 overall and 7-0 in Section 1-6A. North Hills slides to 2-10 overall and 1-6 in the section. The Lady Tigers host Shaler on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. North Hills, 1-15-19

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North Allegheny1516201263
North Hills751821

Top-Ranked Tigers Blow Away Golden Tornado, 56-24

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The top-ranked North Allegheny girls’ basketball team rolled to another Section 1-6A win on Friday night with a 56-24 defeat of the Butler Golden Tornado.

The Tigers pounced on the Tornado immediately with a 15-0 run to start the contest en route to the blowout victory. Senior Rachel Martindale scored 10 of NA’s first 15 points and finished with a game-high 15 points. For her efforts, Martindale was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Joining Martindale in double figures was sophomore Lizzy Groetsch with 10 points. In all, nine different Tigers touched the scoresheet in a well-rounded performance.

Already up big at the half, 36-14, the Tigers left little doubt of the outcome by outscoring Butler 15-1 in the third quarter.

The win was North Allegheny’s 17th in a row against Butler, improving the Tigers record to 13-0 on the season and 6-0 in Section 1-6A. Butler drops to .500 with a 6-6 record and 2-4 section mark. The Tigers will visit North Hills on Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. Butler, 1-11-19

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Butler861924
North Allegheny251115556

Tigers Pulverize Pine-Richland, 56-25

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The top-ranked North Allegheny Tigers punished the Pine-Richland Rams on Monday night with a 56-25 road win in Section 1-6A action. Nine different Tigers touched the scoresheet in a dominant performance as NA captured its 16th straight victory over the Rams in the head-to-head series.

The Tigers pounced on their neighborhood rival from the very start, racing to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter to spark a rout. Senior Rachel Martindale led all scorers with 12 points and four 3-pointers. Senior Brooke Barcia and sophomore Lizzy Groetsch netted 10 points each. Kendell Gessner led Pine-Richland with seven points.

North Allegheny improves to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in Section 1-6A. Pine-Richland dips to 2-9 overall and 0-5 in the section. The Lady Tigers will host Butler on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Basketball vs. Pine-Richland, 1-7-19

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North Allegheny209171055
Pine-Richland557825

NA Hands Norwin First Loss of Season In Battle of Unbeatens

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North Allegheny and Norwin combined to win each of the last four WPIAL championships in the largest classification. With both teams entering Friday night’s Section 1-6A showdown at North Allegheny undefeated, it was bound to be another good game. After surviving a series of runs throughout the game, the Tigers were victorious, 55-44, to take sole possession of first place in the section.

Norwin’s only lead of the game was at 5-4 before NA finished the first quarter on a 14-2 run to take a commanding 18-7 lead.

Norwin quickly got back in the game as the Tigers went nearly five minutes before scoring their first point of the quarter. After building their lead back up to nine, the Knights went on a 9-0 run to close out the half, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer by junior Olivia Gribble to tie the game 26-26 at the break. Gribble finished with a team-high 14 points for the Knights.

The halftime break was the perfect time for the Tigers to regroup themselves, as they stormed out of halftime on a 13-0 run to take command of the game.

NA was able to ice the game from the line, going a perfect 9 of 9. Senior Rachel Martindale was right in the mix, converting on all three of her attempts and finishing with a game-high 19 points. For her efforts, Martindale was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the NA Sports Network.

Sophomore Lizzy Groetsch was 4 of 4 from the line, finishing with 11 points. Sophomore Paige Morningstar made both of her attempts from the free-throw line and finished with 10 points.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the section. Norwin falls to 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the section. The Tigers will travel to Pine-Richland for a section match on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. Norwin, 01-04-19

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Norwin71981044
North Allegheny188151455