Big Second Half Propels NA To 18th Straight Win
The North Allegheny girls’ basketball team maintained its unblemished record on Thursday night with a 53-47 triumph at Butler in Section 1-6A action. The win was the Tigers 18th in a row and 23rd straight in the head-to-head series with the Golden Tornado.
Hoping to pull off the upset, Butler held a 24-21 lead at the half. However, the reigning PIAA champions put together a big second half thanks in part to the perimeter shooting of sophomore Caroline Henderson, who led the way with 18 points and four 3-pointers. Three of Henderson’s treys came in the second half. Junior Jasmine Timmerson totaled 13 points and helped put Butler away with 6-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line.
For Butler, only four players touched the scoresheet but all four reached double figures. Senior Makenna Maier paced the Tornado with 14 points, senior Macklin Hanley netted 13 points, followed by juniors Justine Forbes and Maisy Gibson who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Section 1-6A. Butler falls to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the section. The Tigers will visit Shaler on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball vs. Butler, 1-7-22
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