Wednesday, February 20, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Boyertown tops Garnet Valley, earns PIAA bid

Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury Boyertown’s Marie Valenti brings the ball upcourt ahead of Garnet Valley’s Madison Ireland and Haley Warden. Valenti’s defensive effort contained Jaguars star Coley Ricci, who managed most of her 15 points after the outcome had long been decided.

By Darryl Grumling

BOYERTOWN — Boyertown’s Marie Valenti didn’t exactly enjoy an auspicious beginning to the girls basketball season — sitting out the first 10 games due to injury.
But the junior guard is certainly making her presence felt during the stretch run for the Bears.
Valenti earned her first start of the season in Wednesday’s District 1-AAAA second-round game against Garnet Valley, and helped key a strong defensive effort as Boyertown came away with a 47-38 victory to earn its second PIAA Tournament berth in the past three years.

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