Knights beat Indians in first league game


Prasham Jobanputra

Senior captain Carley Adams passes the ball.

TOWAMENCIN- “I think we all knew that we needed this win, this was our first league game.  We wanted to start off strong,” junior captain Alli Lindsay said.

The North Penn Knights (3-1) opened up league play against the crosstown rival, Souderton Indians (2-2), and came out with the 46-38 win in the first game of a girls-boys basketball doubleheader.

The Indians got the first points of the night after Jordan Zimmerman got a steal and dished it to Casey Harter as the Indians got a 2-0 lead.  North Penn was held scoreless until 4:32 left in the first quarter when Lindsay got a layup.  Carley Adams found Rachel Dunn with an assist on the fast break layup and the score was tied at 4.  Mikaela Reese got the Indians the lead back with a jumper to make it 6-4.  At the end of the first, the score was in favor of Souderton 8-6.

Prasham Jobanputra
Alli Lindsay drives to the basket.

The second quarter was scoreless until 5:29 left in the quarter where Hayley Fenchel made a jumper.  North Penn was held scoreless for another 2 minutes after that, when Imani Plaza made a layup.  The Indians took an 18-13 lead into halftime.

North Penn did comeback however, as with a 1:46 left in the third quarter, Val McGriff made a three to give the Knights a 26-25 lead.  The Indians responded with a three on the other side from Erin Bohmueller as the Indians retook the lead.  But the Knights responded on the other end right after that, as Plaza made a three and the Knights went into the final quarter up 29-28.

The Knights played the rest of the way in the driver’s seat and the key to holding onto the lead was the foul shooting for North Penn.  The Knights were 9/14 from the charity stripe in the final quarter.

“We’ve talked a lot about foul shooting and it really just makes the difference in the games.  Against [Archbishop] Carroll we did not shoot the ball well from the foul line and tonight I thought we did better,” Head Coach Jen Carangi said.

The Knights next game is next Friday at Central Bucks East High School against the Patriots.

“Our league is so tough, we just have to come out ready to play,” Coach Carangi said.

Souderton: Zimmerman 11 pts, Harter 8 pts, Reese 7 pts, Fenchel 6 pts, Bohmueller 5 pts, Schneider 1 pt

North Penn: McGriff 10 pts, Lindsay 9 pts, Dunn 7 pts, Mullaly 6 pts, Plaza 6 pts, Adams 3 pts, Plaugher 3 pts, Early 2 pts