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PRESS PHOTO BY LINDA ROTHROCKEmmaus’ Bianca Rollins attempts to steal a Whitehall pass during last week’s game. PRESS PHOTO BY LINDA ROTHROCKEmmaus’ Bianca Rollins attempts to steal a Whitehall pass during last week’s game.

Girls fall to K-Kids

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The struggles have continued for a young Emmaus girls basketball team as they dropped their 10th straight game, falling to Northampton 63-43 on Friday night. The team is now 2-16 overall and 0-12 in the EPC.

Against Northampton (16-2, 11-1), Ky Anthony nailed three three-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead Emmaus. Alyssa Burkhart also hit three shots from beyond the arc and finished with nine points on the night. Anthony’s 13 points were the most scored in a game for the Hornets since Burkhart tallied 12 points in a tough 32-30 loss to East Stroudsburg North on January 15.

In that tough loss to the Timberwolves, Emmaus trailed by four following the third quarter, but just couldn’t close the deal over the game’s final eight-minutes. Three nights later, they started strong against Allen (11-7, 7-5), leading 9-8 after the first quarter, but the Canaries flew back to outscore Emmaus 18-4 in the second quarter and 20-2 in the third quarter to take a 60-29 win.

Freedom (14-3, 9-3) came out strong and took control of the game from the opening tip and played strong defense, holding Emmaus to just 18 points. Emmaus got into a defensive battle with division foe Whitehall (6-12, 4-8) before falling 33-27. Gabrielle Martin, who had a season-high 13 points in a win over Scranton a month earlier, led Emmaus with nine points, while Bianca Rollins, Brooke Wunderler and Stephanie Klemick all scored four points. Whitehall’s Grace Clary led all scorers with 12 points in the game.

On the season, Burkhart is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 6.5 points per game, with Brooke Wunderler averaging 5.3 points per game on the season. As a team, Emmaus is averaging just over 30 points per game, but allowing 48 points per game.

Emmaus has four straight home games to close out the season, including games against Parkland (11-5, 8-4) Wednesday, Central Catholic (12-6, 8-4) on Friday, Nazareth (15-3, 12-2) on Monday and Whitehall on Wednesday.