Second Half Surge Propels NA Past Shaler, 55-35

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Thanks to a big second half performance, the North Allegheny girls’ basketball team topped the Shaler Titans on Saturday afternoon, 55-35, in Section 1-6A action.

The duo of Hannah Dejidas and Haley Kostorick spurred on the Titans in the first half and sparked a 10-0 run to give the visitors a 21-18 lead late in the second quarter. Dejidas and Kostorick scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, in the first half. The tandem managed only three points in the second half.

Trailing 24-23 at the half, the North Allegheny defense flipped the switch in the third quarter to spearhead a tide-turning 16-2 run. From that point on, the game belonged to the Tigers as the reigning PIAA champs coasted to a 55-35 victory.

Senior Taylor Rawls scored a game-high 16 points and poured in four 3-pointers. For her efforts, Rawls was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

Seniors Jasmine Timmerson and Emma Fischer made their presence felt on defense with a bevy of steals. Timmerson chipped in with nine points as well on offense.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 17-1 overall and 11-1 in Section 1-6A. Shaler slips to 6-13 overall and 3-9 in the section. The Tigers will continue section play on Monday night with a visit to Seneca Valley a 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. Shaler, 2-5-22

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