In the second game of the BCIAA girls quarterfinals at Exeter, the No.3 seed Oley Valley Lynx took on No.6 seed Muhlenberg. The two squads had previously squared off on January 2nd, with Muhlenberg claiming a 38-26 victory.
Brandi Vallely and the Lady Lynx took to the floor in hopes of avenging their previous loss to the Muhls. The Lady Lynx would lay claim to a 6-3 lead after an Amanda Rizzuti three-pointer, which would be the final basket of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the teams each score nine points, with Hailee Painter and Brandi Vallely converting baskets off of steals. At the conclusion of the first half, the Lady Lynx held a 15-12 lead.
The third quarter, once again, saw each team score nine points. This time the Lynx got the majority of their scoring from center Amanda Aulenbach, while Angel Nieves knocked down shots for the Lady Muhls. When the buzzer sounded to end the third quarter, the Lady Lynx still held a three point lead at 24-21.
The final quarter would belong almost entirely to the Lady Lynx, as their press wore out Muhlenberg. The Lady Lynx would convert on the majority of their fourth quarter free throws to claim a 38-24 victory, as well as a spot in Tuesday’s BCIAA semifinals.
The Lady Lynx were led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Brandi Vallely posted a team high 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 steals. Both Amanda Aulenbach and Amanda Rizzuti would add 10 points.
The Lady Muhls saw junior guard Angel Nieves score a team-high 11 points, while Elizabeth Christman added 6 points and 8 rebounds. Emily Heere, who did not score in the game, managed to keep the Lady Muhls in the game by holding Lady Lynx superstar Brandi Vallely to just 4-of-13 shooting.
The Lady Lynx will face No.2 seed Fleetwood on Tuesday at the Santander Arena.