Things can change in a short period of time.

Penn Cambria had a 22-15 lead over Bedford with six minutes left in the second quarter, but Bedford went on a 19-1 run to take control of the game and roll to a 49-38 LHAC girls’ basketball victory, Friday.

The Lady Panthers came out of the locker room strong with a 5-0, but Bedford fought back and tied the game at 11-11 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Penn Cambria went on an 11-4 run, sparked by their defensive pressure that gave the Lady Bisons troubles early in the game. With six minutes left in the second quarter, Bedford started its game-changing run. Josie Shuke started it with a free throw and Sydney Taracatac followed with a three-point play.

After a Penn Cambria free throw, Bedford finished out the quarter on a 12-0 run with three Shelby Mortimore three-pointers, a Taracatac free throw, and an offensive rebound and putback by Shuke for a 31-23 lead at the half.

Shuke opened the second half with a three for a 34-23 lead.

The two teams played evenly the rest of the way, but the damage by the Lady Bisons was done as they went on for the 49-38 win.

“I was pleased with the effort of the girls tonight,” said Bedford coach Blaine Shuke. “Any time you play Penn Cambria, you know it’s going to be a tough battle.

“We got in trouble with their press, but we figured it out. We hung in there.”

The Lady Bisons got a game-high 15 points from Tracatac, while Mortimore added 11 and Shuke had 10.

“Natalie Lippincott did a really nice job on the boards for us,” coach Shuke added.


Penn Cambria 17 6 8 7 — 38

Bedford 13 18 10 8 — 49

Penn Cambria (38) — Emily Hite (1) 2 1-2 8; Marah Saleme (3) 0-2 11; Taylor Rabatin 1 0-0 2; Bayle Kunsman 1 1-2 3; Daijah Lilly 2 0-0 4; Ashley Galovich (1) 1 0-0 5; Abby Crossman 1 0-0 2; Bailey O’Donnell 1 3-4 5; Jerzy Vinglish 0 0-0 0; Izzy Anderson 0 0-0 0. Totals: (5) 9 5-10 38. Bedford (49) — Natalie Lippincott (1) 1 1-2 6; Josie Shuke (1) 3 1-3 10; Sydney Taracatac 4 7-11 15; Jordon Brown 2 0-0 4; Shelby Mortimore (3) 1 0-0 11; Lindsay Mowry 1 1-3 3; Riley Ruffley, 0 0-0 0. Totals: (5) 12 10-19 49. JV – Penn Cambria, 30-21. High Scorers: B – Lizzy Martz, 11; PC – Anderson, 9.

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