Thursday, February 21, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Souderton falls short of North Penn

For Montgomery Media / MARK C. PSORAS North Penn's Erin Maher cuts between Souderton defenders for a basket during Wednesday's District One Class AAAA playoff action.
The foul spaces were left unoccupied and Souderton junior Bianca Picard had nothing in front of her except the basket. However she had the support of her teammates and community behind her no matter the outcome in the District One Class AAAA game against North Penn. The clock read 1.0 seconds and a technical foul gave the Indians two foul shots and possession. Picard made one free throw and the half court prayer that followed clanked the front of the rim, allowing the Maidens to move on with a 35-34 win.

The Maidens will continue their push for a District One crown on Saturday against Upper Dublin (55-28 winners over Abington on Wednesday) and secured their spot in the state playoffs for the third time in four years.

Heartbroken about the loss, yes, but it did not even come close to the heartache the Indians and the Souderton area were feeling on Wednesday. With the passing of assistant coach Tom Welch in the morning, who lost his battle with bone cancer, the girls remembered what really is important.

“What our team experienced today with the loss of coach Welch really puts things into perspective,” Indians coach Lynn Carroll said. “As much as we wanted to win this game in his memory, what the girls decided to do tonight was courageous and inspiring. I am just really proud of this team right now.”

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