Saturday, December 8, 2012

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Boyertown 38, Lower Dauphin 34

Boyertown's Dee Terry on the season-opening win.

By Darryl Grumling

LAURELDALE — When the Boyertown girls basketball team found itself down nine points less than 10 minutes into Friday’s season opener, you couldn’t blame Bears coach Jason Bieber for wondering if this year’s edition of the Bears was headed for an inauspicious debut.
Senior Kaitlyn Eisenhard, on the other hand, wasn’t quite ready to push the panic button.
“Since my freshman year, we’ve been a comeback team,” Eisenhard said. “We’re used to being down, but we’ll never give up. That’s something Boyertown basketball won’t do.”
And the Bears didn’t do it against Lower Dauphin in the first round of the Muhlenberg Tip Off Tournament, using a big second-half effort to come away with a 38-34 victory.
Eisenhard, a 6-foot-1 center, had team-highs of 10 points and seven rebounds — along the way moving to within 24 points of 1,000 for her career — as the Bears advanced to today’s 3:30 p.m. championship against Muhlenberg, a 53-32 winner over Kutztown.

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