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2021-2022 Game Summaries

NA’s 25-game Winning Streak Snapped At Norwin

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North Allegheny’s 25-game winning streak was snapped on Thursday night with a 56-31 loss at Norwin. The defeat also snapped a 33-game section winning streak for the Tigers that dated back to January of 2020.

The homestanding Knights raced out of the gates thanks to the hot hand of Maggie Race, who scored the first eight points of the game. Brianna Zajicek followed with a 3-pointer to give Norwin an 11-0 lead to start the ballgame. Seizing the early momentum, Norwin held a 20-7 lead after one quarter.

Unfortunately for North Allegheny, the Tigers couldn’t develop much of an offensive rhythm and were unable to get within single digits of the Knights for the rest of the evening as Norwin prevailed, 56-31.

North Allegheny did see the return of Taylor Rawls from an early season injury and the senior guard led the team with eight points. Seniors Jasmine Timmerson and Emma Fischer netted seven and six points, respectively.

As is typical for Norwin, the Knights shot well in their home gymnasium and were led by Race’s game-high 13 points. Ashley Laukus tallied 11 points and Chloe Lukondi chipped in with 10 for the Knights.

The outcome splits the season series between the two teams as North Allegheny dips to 15-1 overall and 9-1 in Section 1-6A. Norwin climbs into a first-place tie with NA, sporting a 9-1 section record and 12-4 mark overall. The Tigers look to bounce back on Tuesday night with a home date against the Butler Golden Tornado at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Basketball vs. Norwin, 1-27-22

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Tigers Defeat Penn-Trafford For 25th Win In A Row

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by Bob Orkwis

It was another Class 6A Section 1 match-up for North Allegheny at home and it turned out to be another win for the Tigers as they bested Penn-Trafford for the second time this season 50-38.

The Tigers scored the first five points of the game on their way to an 8-2 lead which ballooned to ten after the first quarter. North Allegheny widened the gap to 33-15 at halftime and never looked back.

Jasmine Timmerson led the way for NA with 16-points and the junior played her typical game, contributing in all phases, offensively with the game-high point total and several fantastic assists, on the boards with her rebounding and with great pressure-defense and several steals.

The Tigers made six three pointers on the night, with Timmerson and junior Cam Phillips leading the way with two apiece.

North Allegheny improves to (15-0, 9-0) with the win. The impressive winning streak against WPIAL competition has now reached 25 games, dating back to January 2, 2020.

Penn-Trafford, (6-8, 4-5) was paced by senior Maura Suman’s 14 points.

The only other Tiger to reach double figures was Lydia Betz, who help key North Allegheny’s quick start. The sophomore had an early rebound and steal, hit a three-pointer in the second quarter to finish with 11-points and Betz was selected as the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

The Tigers are next in action on Thursday night as they visit Norwin for the section lead. The Knights, the last WPIAL team to defeat North Allegheny, are a game behind the Tigers. The two teams played a great game in early January when the Tigers overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 46-43 on a buzzer beating Timmerson trey.

Thursday’s 7:30 tip-off from Norwin can be followed courtesy of our sister network, the Trib Live High School Sports network.

Girls Basketball vs. Penn-Trafford, 1-24-22

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NA Topples North Hills, 48-20

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The North Allegheny girls’ basketball team won its 24th in a row with a 48-20 road triumph at North Hills on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers jumped out to an 18-2 lead after one quarter and rolled to the victory.

Sophomore Grace Heliger paced the Tigers with a game-high 15 points and three 3-pointers. Fellow sophomore Caroline Henderson also touched double figures with 10 points and two treys. No one from North Hills reached double digits.

North Allegheny improves to 14-0 overall and 8-0 in Section 1-6A. North Hills dips to 0-15 overall and 0-8 in the section. The Tigers will host Penn-Trafford on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Basketball vs. North Hills, 1-22-22

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Tigers Batter Rams, 66-50

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The North Allegheny girls’ basketball team won its 23rd consecutive game on Thursday night with a 66-50 road win over Pine-Richland in Section 1-6A action.

Sophomore Caroline Henderson, who hit five 3-pointers on Sunday against Forest Hills, poured in another five treys against the Rams to help spur on the Tigers toward victory. Henderson finished with a team-high 17 points. Senior Emma Fischer tallied 13 points and senior Jasmine Timmerson touched double figures with 12 points.

Pine-Richland was paced by junior Sarah Pifer with a team-best 17 points. Sophomore Madison Zavasky also reached double digits with 12 points, including 6-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 13-0 overall and 7-0 in Section 1-6A. Pine-Richland dips to 3-11 overall and 1-6 in the section. The Tigers will visit North Hills on Saturday at noon for another section contest.

Girls Basketball vs. Pine-Richland, 1-20-22

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NA Cruises Past Forest Hills, 64-54

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At the Hoops for Harmony tournament on Sunday at Chambersburg High School, the North Allegheny girls’ basketball team earned a 64-54 win over Forest Hills in a tough non-section tune-up.

The Tigers pounced on the Rangers from the very start and opened up a 24-7 lead in the first quarter and coasted from there. Four players touched double figures, led by senior Emma Fischer with 18 points and five 3-pointers. Sophomores Caroline Henderson and Lydia Betz added 15 and 12, respectively. Henderson also poured in five treys. Senior Jasmine Timmerson chipped in with 10 points.

For Forest Hills, sophomore Alexis Henderson netted a team-best 18 points and senior Remingtyn Smith tallied 12 points.

North Allegheny extends its winning streak to 22 in a row and sits at 12-0 overall. Forest Hills falls to 9-3 on the season. The Tigers return to section play with a visit to Pine-Richland on Thursday night.