March 13, 2018
By: Erica Rose
The Easton girl’s basketball team had quite the regular season, winning 16 straight games, earning the number 1 seed for the EPC tournament, as well as the District XI tournament. But, unfortunately for them their regular season success did not transition into the runs they had hoped for in the post season. The Red Rovers failed to make it to both the EPC and District XI Championship games. Now, they are hoping to do it in states. The team is off to a good start, winning their opening round by 45 points. However, the true challenge will come tonight, when the Red Rovers look to make school history with a second round win. The Red Rovers will face the number 1 seed out of district 1, Souderton, who is ranked number 2 in the state.
The Indians will be their greatest challenge yet, and while they have the best player the Red Rovers will face, she is not the only concern. The Indians showcase a ton of talent, meaning not one girl can be left unguarded. Head coach Dave Lutz told his team if they don’t play for all four quarters there is no shot at winning.
Whether the team pulls out the victory or not tonight, they have already been a part of something special. Lutz won his 100th career game on Friday night something the team has been looking forward to getting him all season. “It goes to show how many good players I’ve had the last 5 years. You don’t win 100 games in 5 years without very talented players and I was very blessed with that, and again blessed with a very good coaching staff.…That’s why we’ve won 100 games in 5 years.”
The Red Rovers will travel to Spring-Ford in the PIAA 6A second round. Game time is set for 6pm.