CB. South cruises past North Penn, 53-35
Jordan Vitelli's small fist pump barely drew any notice. But the move, done after she drained a three-pointer from the corner, showed the guard's emotion.
Jordan Vitelli's small fist pump barely drew any notice.
But the move, done after she drained a three-pointer from the corner, showed the guard's emotion.
The junior for the Central Bucks South girls' basketball team was fired up.
With 5 minutes, 46 seconds left to play in the third quarter, it was that three-pointer and subsequent converted foul shot after being hit in the motion of shooting that ignited Central Bucks South over North Penn, 53-35.
The four-point play put C.B. South up by nine, its largest lead up until that point, and silenced a Maidens team that had previously hung around. From that moment on, it was all Titans, who, led by the trio of Vitelli, Taylor Dunn, and Chloe Entenberg, won the first Suburban One Continental Conference showdown of the season.
As the point guard, Entenberg has great vision, and can find her teammates from seemingly anywhere on the floor. Dunn can shoot and get to the basket, while Vitelli has a great motor and is relentless on the defensive end.
Together, they scored 17 of the Titans' 19 points in the third quarter to help C.B. South pull away.
"Hustling and 50/50 plays is really important," Dunn said. "Tonight we did that, and that's what enabled us to get in transition and score the easy baskets."
It was a banged up North Penn (2-2, 0-1) team that the Titans (3-1, 1-0) faced on Friday night. One without point guard Sam Carangi, who is out with a fractured finger.
"Last year when we played them at home, in the fourth quarter we were up 18 and they came all the way back," Vitelli said. "They may not be the same team but they are North Penn and we did not want to let our guard down."
Afterward the joke was that Dunn, Entenberg, and Vitelli should talk about the game as a unit. As Dunn put her arms around the shoulders of both Vitelli and Entenberg, pulling them each closer, coach Beth Mattern said it might be the best approach.
They usually finish one another's sentences, anyway.
Central Bucks South 11 13 19 10 - 53
North Penn 9 12 9 5 - 35
CBS: Taylor Dunn 10, Jordan Vitelli 9, Haley Meinel 8, Emma Gardy 7, Chloe Entenberg 6, Mackenzie Ehresman 4, Courtney Dietzel 4, Sam Clevenstine 2, Kaley Smith 2, Tricia DeCesare 1.
NP: Taylor Putnam 10, Bri Hewlett 9, Irissa Ye 6, Mikaela Giuliani 3, Jess McKoone 3, Taylor Thames 2, Jenny Hulmes 2.