The Parkland High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways last week, coming out victorious in both of its games played, and then another to begin this week. The Trojans defeated both Allen last Tuesday and then Pocono Mountain East on Saturday, followed by a victory at home against Liberty this past Tuesday, all in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games, and all were by double digits.
Parkland (6-0 overall, 6-0 EPC) is one of just two teams in the conference undefeated, with the other being Easton (7-0, 5-0).
The game against the Canaries was pretty much over as soon as it started as the Trojans had their highest win margin of the season, coming out on top by 46 points, 67-21.
Parkland had a more difficult challenge with the Cardinals, playing them a day later than normally scheduled because of inclement weather. The Trojans outscored PM East 14-9 in the opening quarter and then by just two, 14-12 in the second quarter to go into halftime ahead 28-21. The third quarter is where they were really able to separate themselves as they went on an 18-7 run in the eight-minute frame to go up by double figures into the fourth quarter.
Talia Zurinskas and Maddi Siggins both finished with team-highs of 15 points, both mainly doing their damage in the first half. Zurinskas recorded seven first quarter points and Siggins tallied nine in the second quarter. Alexis Brader finished with eight points. Aneri McGella had seven points. Delaney Cuilcote contributed five points and Addison Fritzinger added two points for Parkland.
Parkland then took down Liberty in a home game Tuesday to remain unbeaten.
The Trojans will now break for the Christmas holiday before heading south to Florida to compete in Orlando at Disney World. They will return to EPC competition after the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when they host Central Catholic.
PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB Parkland's Aneri McGalla tries to get a shot off during the Trojans recent win over Nazareth.
PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB Parkland's Julia Scriff drives to the basket.