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A-town event sees 16 teams

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Northampton High School’s girls’ basketball team won the A-town Throwdown Divaz Varsity Tournament this past weekend after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the final, 38-29.

The tournament included 16 girls’ varsity teams, some from the Lehigh Valley, others from the Poconos, New Jersey, and even Harrisburg.

“We’ve got some diversity, and it’s been competitive so far,” said girls’ games coordinator Terrence Bomar. “Everything is on schedule. That first year of changing an event and trying to make things work, you learn what you should do and not do, but overall everything is going really well.”

The change was a change in venue, as the girls’ games were played at Cedar Beach in the past. This year’s games were played at Alton Park.

“We just thought we would try to bring a new tradition, a new style, a new flavor to girls’ basketball. So far, we’ve got positive reviews. Everybody’s happy, and a lot of people are saying how good it is for the girls to have their own spot,” Bomar said. “And with all the space we have, a lot of people are giving us ideas for next year and what we can do with the extra space as well, so it’s a good start for us, making that jump to here from Cedar Beach.”

In addition to Northampton and Bethlehem Catholic, participating teams were Parkland, Catasauqua, Northwestern, Allen, Freedom, East Stroudsburg North, Nazareth, Warren Hills, Phillipsburg, Cedar Crest, Whitehall, CD East, Dieruff, and Emmaus.

The final games of the tournament were moved indoors to William Allen High School due to heavy rain and thunderstorms.