COAL TOWNSHIP — The Red Raiders made just enough plays and opened the 2019 calendar year with a 45-42 victory over Selinsgrove, on Wednesday.

Senior guard Lilly Bickel scored 14 points and posted six assists to lead the way for Lourdes girls basketball.

Katie Sandri and Sierra Coleman each tallied nine points in the victory.

The Seals entered the contest 3-6, but kept it close as the two teams were tied at 21 entering the intermission.

Avery Defazio had a team-high 11 points for Selinsgrove, but fouled out. Senior Anna Piecuch also had five fouls for the Seals.

The Red Raiders will visit Williams Valley on Friday. Lourdes beat the Vikings in the season opener, 49-20.

Lourdes Regional 45, Selinsgrove 42

Selinsgrove (3-7) 9 12 9 12 — 42 Lourdes Regional (7-1) 7 14 14 10 — 45
Selinsgrove (42): Marley Sprenkle 2 0-0 6, Defazio 5 1-3 11, Piecuch 0 3-4 3, Cierra Adams 1 4-8 6, Becky Gingrich 1 0-0 2, Lexy Gabrielson 3 0-0 8, Emma Atwood 1 2-3 4, Katie Shaffer 0 2-2 2. Lourdes Regional (45): Sandri 4 0-1 9, Coleman 2 4-6 9, Emma Shimko 1 3-4 5, Bickel 4 6-7 14, Meryl Czeponis 2 0-0 4, Frances Czeponis 0 4-4 4.

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