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Becahi girls fall on road at Easton

As many shots weren’t falling for Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ basketball team as Easton was forcing turnovers in the Red Rovers’ 35-30 victory over the Golden Hawks last Friday night at Easton Area Middle School.

“Today was a tough shooting night for all of us. We’ll look at the spots where maybe we could kick the ball out,” said Becahi coach Jose Medina. “That’s the good thing about the schedule. We’ll make the adjustments and be ready to go. We see them on Tuesday, and we’ll put forth a better effort.”

Easton’s Sydney Reinert, Emily Violante, and Nequai Fersner combined for the first six points of the game, opening night for the East Penn Conference’s Northampton County Division since its winter sports contests were suspended until Jan. 15.

The Red Rovers created multiple turnovers in the second quarter and took a 16-13 lead into halftime.

“I thought we had some good opportunities. We got our nerves out of the way in the first half, we came back in the second half, and we did some good things,” Medina said. “We’ll look at the film and work on some things and learn from this.”

Becahi’s Cydney Stanton, Keyara Walters, and Kourtney Wilson combined for nine points early in the third quarter, and the Hawks took a 22-19 lead.

A three pointer by Easton’s Sara Tamoun gave the lead back to the Red Rovers until Wilson, who was the game’s top scorer with 17 points, hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to end the third quarter.

Two more threes by Tamoun and a bucket by Fersner broke a 30-30 tie, and with 1:30 remaining, the Hawks were running out of time.

“We got hit on that back screen a lot today. They must’ve got 10 or 12 points on that,” Medina said. “It’s a disappointment, but we’ve got to put our girls in a better spot and we’ll adjust.”

The loss ended a 41-game winning streak for Becahi, who will travel to Nazareth on Thursday before hosting the Blue Eagles on Saturday.

Press photo by Katie McDonald In a sign of the times, the Hawks and Rovers played in front of a mostly empty gym last week in Easton. The Rovers knocked off the Hawks.