January 11, 2019
By: Erica Rose
Last night I took in my first Southern Lehigh girl’s game of the season, and they did not disappoint. As always I did my research heading into the game, and was not surprised when I saw they were man-handling their opponents. I was surprised to see, however, that they did suffer a loss in the league just three games ago. The team knows that the league is not as competitive as they would like it be, but that doesn't mean they don’t come out with the same goal. They like to enter with intensity, they want to set the tone, and build an early lead while continuing to improve on certain aspects. Well, I can say they did each of those things last night.
The girls welcomed in Pen Argyl who were looking to win their first game in 5 outings, but the Spartans shut that down from the opening tip. Olivia Snyder scored the opening points, her first of 9 in the quarter. She was also apart of 6 of the first 7 plays, as Southern Lehigh opened an 8-0 lead and extended it to 15-2. However, it wasn’t just the offense that dominated, it was a balanced effort on both ends of the floor. Snyder would dominate throughout the entire game, finishing with 27 points, but by no means was it a one-(wo)man show. Fellow senior Elizabeth Cassel also contributed 16 points, and several other players got in the game and on the board. The Spartans would cruise 63-26. It’s clear this is an unselfish team, and head coach Matt Cooper said they are now trusting each other more at this point of the season. All I can say is teams better look out once the post season starts.