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Sunday, July 22, 2018

EHS girls go 0-2 at Beach Bash Tourney

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESs tkress@tnonline.com in Sports

The annual “Bash at the Beach” basketball tournament was held this past week at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. A total of 40 teams competed in the boys varsity tournament, while 17 girls squads entered the girls varsity tournament.

The Emmaus girls opened the tournament against an unfamiliar foe in Bangor on Thursday night. The Slaters, however, would have enough in the tank to edge the Hornets 30-29 on the tournament’s opening night. The Hornets’ run then came to an end on Saturday in the consolation bracket against Whitehall, 27-14.

Berks Catholic repeated as boys’ champions of the tournament, going a perfect 6-0 on its way to a 54-48 win over Emmaus in the title game. It is the first time in the tournament’s history, since becoming the “Bash at the Beach”, that a team has won two straight championships.

Nazareth, after an early loss to Dunmore, was able to capture the girls’ championship with a win over Notre-Dame Green Pond on Sunday evening. The Blue Eagles avenged that Dunmore loss by defeating the Bucks in the consolation bracket finals.

Nazareth’s Tayla Brugler was named MVP of the girls’ tournament, while Casey Jack of Berks Catholic captured the honor on the boys’ side.