If a novelist was to write a book about Palmerton's performance against Bethlehem Central Catholic on Saturday afternoon they might have borrowed a title from Charles Dickens' most famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. However, they might have tweaked it a bit, changing the title to a A Tale of Two Halves.
The Lady Bombers played well and stuck with the Golden Hawks for the first half, trailing by just four at the break. Unfortunately, for Palmerton the plot of the afternoon called for a big Becahi run in the second half as they outscored the Bombers 33-18 in the final two quarters to come away with a 60-41 victory.
The win advances the Golden Hawks to the District 11 AAA girls semifinal.
Becahi looked poised to blow the doors off the Bombers early, going on an 11-2 run in the first six minutes of the game. Palmerton had a tough time dealing with Becahi's full-court pressure, turning it over six times in that stretch. The Golden Hawks then got in a little foul trouble, which forced them to play the Bombers in a half-court man-to-man defense. This allowed Palmerton to run their sets and get back in the game. Palmerton went on a 6-0 run to end the quarter, closing within three heading into the second.
"We were doing a good job of getting them to turn the ball over, but