Armstrong carries Perkiomen Valley past Souderton
KT Armstrong muscled her way down the left side of the lane. "Ball," the 6-foot-2 forward for the Perkiomen Valley girls' basketball team pleaded as she posted up.
KT Armstrong muscled her way down the left side of the lane.
"Ball," the 6-foot-2 forward for the Perkiomen Valley girls' basketball team pleaded as she posted up.
The ball never came, so Armstrong quickly made her way to the right side of the lane.
"Ball," the junior repeated.
This time she got what she was looking for, and she was fouled as she took the ball to the hoop.
The scene repeated itself several times Saturday afternoon in the fourth quarter of Perkiomen Valley's 33-26 win at Souderton.
"Foul shots are something I work on a lot, just so I'm always able to knock them down late in the game," Armstrong said.
She went 6 for 6 at the line in the fourth quarter. She also had nine rebounds and two steals.
"Absolutely, she's a Division I recruit," Vikings coach John Strawoet said. "We pretty much give her the green light whenever we can."
The play of junior forward McKenna Kohler paved the way for Armstrong's solid fourth quarter.
With the Vikings ahead by four points over Souderton (2-3) at the half, Strawoet and the coaching staff challenged Kohler.
She delivered, scoring the only three baskets of the third quarter for Perk Valley (4-1).
"I just did what the coaches asked me to do and stepped up for the team," Kohler said.
Kohler's commanding presence in the post helped Armstrong get open, creating two significant threats down low.
"Coming off a 6 and 16 record last year I don't know how much other people had confidence, but we have a lot of confidence in us, so I feel like we have something to go prove," Armstrong said.
Another thing the Vikings have confidence in? Getting good results when they give their go-to player the ball.
Perkiomen Valley 10 9 6 8 - 33
Souderton 8 7 7 4 - 26
PV: KT Armstrong 14, Caitlyn Byrne 3, Kelsey Giese 2, McKenna Kohler 6, Katie Leahy 4, Nikki Marino 3, Tori Walter 1.
S: Alana Cardona 2, Tori Dowd 2, Olivia Kaunert 7, Noelle Noble 2, Marissa Sandone 7, Krista Schneider 6.
See and hear from Perkiomen Valley forward McKenna Kohler.