Girls basketball: Boyertown hosts CB South in district playoff opener

Girls Basketball

District One Class AAAA Tournament

Opening Round

(27) Central Bucks South at (6) Boyertown

7 p.m.

The records: CB South is 13-9 overall, 9-5 in the Suburban One League Continental Division … Boyertown is 22-2 overall after finishing 12-1 to share the PAC-10 Liberty Division regular season championship with Spring-Ford

Trending: The Titans have lost 3 of their last 4, including a regular-season closing 61-45 setback to CB West; CB South is 6-4 in its last 10 games … The Bears could be drained physically and emotionally after beating Spring-Ford 56-51 in triple overtime to secure their second straight PAC-10 title Wednesday night; Boyertown has gone 20-1 since falling to S-F in its third game of the season, with the only other loss coming in a nonleague clash with Red Lion (61-43)

Scouting report: The Titans, who don’t have much size, rely on pressure defense to ramp up the tempo … Boyertown has balanced scoring and also likes to press and play fast.  The Bears have weapons on the perimeter, with Kaitlyn Eisenhard and Kelly Furman combining to hit 55 treys this season

Players to watch: Senior point guard Brittany Kaewell (9 ppg), Tyler Vitelli (8 ppg) and Kate McMenamin (6 ppg) are the biggest offensive threats for CB South … Boyertown is led by senior guard Jess Schlesman (16 points, 10 rebounds in PAC-10 final), Eisenhard (13 ppg; 15 points and 14 rebounds vs. Spring-Ford), Brooke Mullen (9 ppg) and Furman (9 ppg)

Quotable

Jason Bieber (Boyertown coach): “Everything we do runs off our defense. We like to trap and get the tempo going. We’re tough to defend because on any given night, there's a different girl that can step up and lead us in scoring.”