Girls basketball knocks out Penn-Trafford in playoff game

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The girls basketball team came up with a big first-round playoff victory on Wednesday night, defeating Penn-Trafford 46-43.

Senior Sydney Carr said the team was excited about the win and advancing to the second round of the playoffs.

“Knowing that we are moving on to the next round of playoffs was very exciting for us,” Carr said.

The teams were very evenly matched throughout the entire game. After coming from behind in the third quarter, the girls clinched the victory in the fourth.

Carr said that senior Meghan Dryburgh played a pivotal role in the win.

“She had scored most of the team’s points and 20 rebounds, so she really helped us out offensively and defensively,” Carr said.

Junior Morgan Altivilla praised Senior Kayla Radomsky, who took a game clinching charge and scored the final point of the game.

The win also excited the seniors, who now have at least one more game in their last high school season.

“Knowing that me and the other seniors have another game in our high school season is very exciting,” Carr said.

“This win gives us a lot of confidence going into Saturday but we must focus on winning,” Altivilla said.

Overall, the team is looking forward to continuing their playoff run and trying to bring home the coveted WPIAL title.

Carr said that the keys for success in the next round are effective passing and running plays correctly.

The girls take on the number one seed North Allegheny on Saturday.