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Hawks beat Parkland

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Katie McDonald in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland’s girls’ basketball teams stayed within reach of each other for the first half of their EPC season opener, but everything changed in the third quarter as the Hawks scored 11 unanswered points leading to their 57-43 victory over the Trojans last Tuesday night at Becahi.

“It was a slow first half. We needed to close out on shooters more because they were killing us on shots,” said Becahi guard Taliyah Medina.

Parkland’s Claire Courter was one of the Trojans’ biggest threats last Tuesday night, scoring 14 points that included two threes in the second quarter.

“What we talked about, mainly, was not letting them speed us up because once they sped us up we were turning the ball over,” said Becahi forward Morgan Orloski, who had back-to-back threes early in the fourth quarter.

“I wouldn’t have had them without Hope Brown and Abby Brown. Both of them passed me the ball. Abby’s a really hard worker for us, so whatever we put at her, she follows through with it.”

Medina appeared to open up the gates for the Hawks, scoring on a steal, followed by a three pointer.

“In the huddle, my dad [Coach Jose Medina] said something like they’re on the ropes and we were hitting them hard, and he said to keep going because soon they’re going to get tired, so that’s what we did and we just persevered,” she said.

Natalie Rhine also had a three for the Hawks for a total of 11 points.

Becahi will travel to Easton this Friday night after having taken on Liberty on Tuesday.