B-A girls win on Senior Night


Denise Showalter

Seniors Caroline Showalter, Sierra Stevens, and Abbey Crider were recognized before B-A’s game against Mount Union.

Blair Poorman, Sports Writer

The Bellwood-Antis girls’ basketball won on their Senior Night against an overmatched Mount Union team Friday night, with a final score of 84-36.

Karson Swogger led the way for the Lady Blue Devils with 30 points 6 assists and 4 boards. It was the tenth 30-plus game for Swogger, who is averaging 28.5 points per game.

Abbey Crider, Sophie Damiano, and Sierra Stevens each contributed 12, 9, and 8 respectively.

The fact that it was Senior Night made us excited to perform well.

— Karson Swogger

The Lady Trojans fell to 4-16 with their second blowout loss to B-A. The Lady Blue Devils won earlier this year 71-30.

Seniors Caroline Showalter, Sierra Stevens, and Abbey Crider were celebrated before the game for their accomplishments as seniors.

“It was a lot of fun, and I had a great time playing with my friends,” said Crider.

“The fact that it was Senior Night made us excited to perform well,” said Swogger. “And that was a good thing because we hadn’t played great the previous couple games.”

As playoffs loom, Bellwood looks in great position to make yet another deep playoff run.

“I think we can go far into Districts and states if we keep playing hard and with confidence,” said Showalter.

The win extends B-A’s current win-streak to 10 games and their overall record to 17-4. The Lady Devils face Glendale Monday night and host 11-8 Northern Bedford Wednesday.

“They will be good competition,” said Swogger of NBC. “We’ve got to be ready.”