Knights take down neighborhood rivals in blowout


Prasham Jobanputra

Alli Lindsay and Timaya Lewis-Eutsey meet at half court in the first half.

LANSDALE- The Knights got the lead early and never looked back using lockdown defense throughout the game to hold LC to 35 points.

The North Penn Knights (6-2) beat the Lansdale Catholic Crusaders (8-2) 69-35 in a Thursday night game at LC.

“I loved the way that we played in the first half.  Obviously, in the second half, I know that they have some big games coming up and I know they are trying to save some legs and with the lead, I’m guessing that’s what happened.  But I told our girls, we play at a certain level, whether we have subs come in.  I was just happy with the intensity that we played, particularly in the first half, how we came out and really got after it,” head coach Jen Carangi said.

Prasham Jobanputra
Ali Johns makes a layup in the second half

The Crusaders got the scoring started as Timaya Lewis-Eutsey went coast to coast for a layup and gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.  Point guard Alli Lindsay made a three with 6:52 left in the first quarter to give the Knights a 3-2 lead.  Lewis-Eutsey got the lead back for LC with an offensive board and putback.  Val McGriff responded with 6:02 left in the opening quarter with a layup to give the Knights a 5-4 advantage and they led the rest of the way.  The first quarter ended with the Knights in front, 18-9.

Alli Lindsay had a big first quarter as she scored 11 points including a three-pointer, but most of the points came from taking the ball to the basket on the drive.

“We wanted to make sure we spread out cause it’s a smaller court, so getting to the basket is a big things for us.  We knew that we had shooters on our team so if we drove, we could kick out if that was necessary,” Lindsay said.

The Knights extended the lead to double digits in the second quarter with a three-pointer from senior captain Carley Adams and went into halftime up 36-18.  The lead was extended to 30 in the third quarter as with 2:46 left in the quarter, Megan Cleary made a three, off the assist from Katie Early, and the Knights went up 50-20.

The Knights are right back at it tomorrow, as they travel to Quakertown for a date with the Panthers at 7:00.

“We play tomorrow, so we jump right back into it.  Just come out ready to play again and put together a whole game, four quarters, of solid North Penn basketball,” Coach Carangi said.