The Whitehall girls basketball team extended their winning streak with a victory over Dieruff last Friday evening, helping to solidify their push for a postseason appearance.
Once again balanced scoring was the key to the league win as they got points from six different players en route to the 46-26 victory.
Their winning streak was interrupted on Saturday when they traveled to Hazleton to face the Cougars. They lost a tight game as they lost by four to the denizens of the Wyoming Valley Conference.
The Whitehall boys basketball team is finding the right formula for success, but it’s been a matter of sustaining it for thirty-two minutes that’s plagued them most of the season.
It happened again Tuesday night as they traveled to Northampton to face the Konkrete Kids. They started out the game playing as well as head coach Jeff Jones had hoped, and were leading by 10 points early in the second quarter.
The Whitehall wrestling team found themselves in a tight grip when they traveled to Northampton to face the Kids on Monday night.
The Konkrete Kids racked up bonus points in eight bouts, paving the way for the 65-4 victory over the Zephyrs.
The match began with a promising start as Dez Boykin dominated Northampton’s Shaun Miller at 185, earning an 11-2 major decision.
It was a raucous atmosphere inside Northampton’s Natatorium as the Zephyrs and Kids swim teams were locked in a tight league battle last Saturday.
The loud cheering was in full voice during the 100 yard backstroke as Stephanie Setar and Brynne Rockovits were virtually in a dead heat heading into the final lap. As both teams exhorted on their respective swimmers, Setar pulled ahead and won by a 13/100 of a second.
The Whitehall girls basketball team has found their footing recently, winning back-to-back games as they look to keep that streak rolling this week.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to hit the hardwood on Tuesday to see if they could have made it three straight wins. Their game against Nazareth was postponed until a later date. That makes for a full slate of games in the coming weeks as they must make up the Pleasant Valley game as well.
The Pocono Mountain West Basketball team’s nickname is the Panthers, but last Friday against Whitehall, they could have been known at the Second Chancers.
They were demons on the glass, collecting almost every offensive board and turning them into put backs. While they had a host of players who filled that role, the main force behind all those second chance points was Lee Mosley who set up shop under the basket, collecting rebounds and buckets, finishing with 22 for the game.
It was a good week for the Whitehall wrestling team as they won a dual meet and an area tournament as they get ready to face one of the top teams in the state.
The Zephyrs posted a 48-25 victory over Pleasant Valley last Wednesday, winning nine matches. That was followed by a Saturday trip to Lehighton High School where they came in first place at the Indian Duals.
In the win against the Bears, the Zephyrs got bonus points in five matches as Ali Barkley (195), Izak Bright (220), Caleb Staub (120), Kevin Urena (126) and John Kaintz (160), all recorded falls.
It was a tale of two halves for the Whitehall boys basketball team who experienced a healthy dose of Northampton’s Aidan Ellwood in the second half as the Zephyrs fell to the Kids on Tuesday night.
After taking a 30-29 lead into the intermission, a half in which they moved the ball around, found the open man, made their shots, including a number of threes, it seemed they found the right formula for success. That was the message at halftime when head coach Jeff Jones talked to his team.
It was a busy Saturday morning for the Whitehall wrestling team in their role as hosts at the annual Zephyr Duals.
They wrestled back-to-back matches, the first one against Somerville (N.J.), the second against Quakertown. They lost to the Pioneers, 48-22, and then lost to the Panthers, 57-15. They rebounded later in the day with wins against Dieruff and Catasauqua.
After their meet against Saucon Valley on Saturday, head coach Pete Rile believes that his team is rounding into shape as they’re approaching the halfway point of the season.
Whitehall split the meet with the girls winning 101-69, while the boys lost 93-77 to the visiting Panthers.
Rile said he believed that the girls had more strength and depth than their Colonial League counterparts and that proved true as they earned their fourth win of the season.