October 19, 2019
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Lady Saints Earn First Ever PIAA Playoff Berth

West York BC 1After a hard fought loss to Fleetwood on Saturday, the Lady Saints did not hang their heads.  Instead, they saw an opportunity to reach the next level with a play back game.  That play back game happened Tuesday evening, in front of a packed house at Governor Mifflin.

The Lady Saints could earn their first ever PIAA playoff bid with a win over a tough West York squad.  West York, much like Berks Catholic, fell at the hands of a high-seeded team on Saturday.

Despite a slow start by both squads, Berks Catholic was able to earn an 11-6 lead after the first quarter.

West York BC 2The Lady Saints would increase their lead to 25-14 at the half, led by the hot hand of Katrina Balatgek.

After Brooke Wensel drew two charges early in the third quarter, you could feel that the momentum had shifted completely in the favor of Berks Catholic.  All the while, sophomore center Devon Merritt found her groove in the low post.  At the conclusion of the third quarter, the Lady Saints held a 40-22 lead.

The fourth quarter, much like the previous three, was very good to the Lady Saints, as they outscored West York 18-15, on their way to a 58-37 victory.

The Lady Saints were led by senior guard Katrina Balatgek, who scored a game-high 21 points.  Devon Merritt added 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Courtney Wensel poured in 12 points.

Berks Catholic will face Palmyra in the fifth place consolation game on Thursday at 5 pm at Garden Spot High School.

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About Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a 23 year old native of Pottstown, PA. Justin is a die hard Philadelphia sports fan. Justin has also written, recorded, and performed music for the last 10+ years.