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Becahi girls record 34th straight win

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team won their 34th straight game and 21st of the season this Saturday against Central Bucks West, 65-51, at Becahi.

“They made a run and are a great team over there, but our girls answered the call,” said Becahi coach Jose Medina. “We’ve got a great bench, kids who contribute, one through nine, and today we tapped in to a couple others.”

Becahi guard Taliyah Medina opened the game with a steal and a layup followed by a three pointer. Kourtney Wilson, Stephanie Donato, and Abby Brown also had early threes and the Hawks led 16-6 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawks focused on the offense of CBW’s Maddie Burke and Jess Broskey, the only two scorers for the Bucks in the first half. The two put a run together late in the first quarter, scoring 11 points between them, including a three shot foul by Burke.

“For our girls we talked about five on two, so right now we’ve got two guarding and three watching, so collectively, we’re going to use the strength in our numbers to do the things we had to do,” Coach Medina said. “When girls got screened we just built the extension on it and the girls did a great job of understanding that.”

Becahi sophomore Keyara Walters came off the bench in the third quarter to score seven points, including an off-balance, underhand basket.

“I just knew there wasn’t a lot of time left and we had to get a quick bucket, so I quickly just threw it up,” Walters said.

The Bucks introduced more scorers, Emily Sprott and Olivia Irons, into the mix when the game got more physical in the third.

“Physical games are the kinds of games I like, especially when the refs let you play, so the third quarter was kind of fun,” said Brown. “I thought the hardest part was making sure to keep our composure. We knew 23 (Burke) and 22 (Broskey) were their shooters and then we took some chances leaving some other girls open in the first and luckily for us, 23 was the one taking all the shots.”

Becahi was able to get by CBW’s full court pressure in the fourth quarter, and although the Bucks took good shots in the last two minutes, none would fall.