Saturday, March 9, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hinnant leads Spring-Ford past Hershey

For Montgomery Media / BARRY TAGLIEBER Spring-Ford's Sarah Payonk works underneath the basket against Hershey's Libby Nolan during first-round state playoff action at Norristown High School.
Were she on any other team — in the Pioneer Athletic Conference, District 1 or the entire state — Courtney Hinnant would likely be a starter.

Problem is, the squad that Hinnant suits up for, Spring-Ford, has a starting lineup that is simply stacked.

With the sudden offseason emergence of players such as Shelby Mueller and Sammi Haas, Rams coach Jeff Rinehimer made the tough decision to bring Hinnant (who started most of last year) off the bench this season.

Rather than rebel, however, the 5-foot-10 senior forward has embraced the move — which has in turn strengthened Spring-Ford’s already formidable rotation.
Friday night at Norristown High, Hinnant showed what she is capable of in helping the Pioneer Athletic Conference and District 1 champion Rams down District 3 No. 7 seed Hershey 59-41 in a PIAA Class AAAA Tournament opener.

No comments:

Post a Comment