Lady Indians five year drought comes to an end


Nick Smith, Sports/Video Editor

With a 31-28 win last night against the Shaler Titans, the Lady Indians’ overall record now moves to 13-5 and also 8-2 in the section. The Lady Indians were lead by Jordan O’Malley, who had 12 points, including three big three pointers to secure the girls’ spot in the playoffs. Jamie Halloran added 9, and Anna Treser had 8 in a game where scoring did not come easy. Defense was the key again as Shaler was held to the lowest scoring game of their season thus far. The girls’ team ranks third among all Quad A teams in fewest points given up this year, only giving up an average of 38.9 points a game.

The North Hills Girls Basketball team now clinches a spot in the 4-A WPIAL playoffs for the first time in five years. The last time the girls made the playoffs in the tough AAAA section 3 was in 2011 when they snuck in with an overall record of (10-12) and took a fourth place finish in the section.

The Indians will take the floor again on Tuesday against a tough Pine Richland team that will look to tie the Indians for second place in the section. The first time these two girls teams met, North Hills edged out a 51-48 win. With a win, the Indians would clinch second place in the section and have a good chance at a high seed in the WPIAL playoffs.