NA Bombards Butler For 64-47 Section Win
North Allegheny bombarded Butler under a barrage of 3-pointers enroute to a 64-47 triumph over the Golden Tornado in a Section 1-6A contest on Tuesday night at UPMC Court. Its the 25th consecutive win for NA over Butler in the head-to-head series.
The Tigers poured in 14 shots from beyond the arc, including nine in the first half, to build a 35-18 lead by halftime. NA outscored Butler, 21-9, in the second quarter to take command of the contest.
Butler opened the second half on a 6-0 run with all six points coming courtesy of senior guard Justine Forbes to trim the NA lead to 35-24. However, that was as close as the Golden Tornado would come. Junior guard Caroline Henderson paced the NA sharpshooters with five 3-pointers on her way to a 15-point performance. For her efforts, Henderson was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.
Senior Jasmine Timmerson led the Tigers with 19 points and buried four 3-pointers. Junior forward Lydia Betz touched double figures with 11 points.
Forbes led the Golden Tornado with 19 points and sophomore Amelia McMichael netted 17 points.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in Section 1-6A. Butler slips to 6-7 overall and 1-2 in the section. The Tigers look to make it three straight wins on Thursday night with a visit to Seneca Valley at 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball vs. Butler, 1-10-23
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