The most impressive part about York Catholic's 68-40 victory against Biglerville had to be the speed of it all. Not even three minutes into the game, York Catholic had four offensive rebounds and a 10-1 lead.

No sooner had Biglerville solved the rebounding problem, when it ran into another headache.

Uh, how is anyone supposed to push the ball down the court against York Catholic's full-court, 1-2-2 trap?

The Irish can press man-to-man but also showed a 1-2-2 pressing trap: Five girls in constant motion; two white jerseys always rushing at the ball.

"We really like pressing right away from the beginning of the game," York Catholic senior Morgan Klunk said. "Even if we don't score off it, it's just nice to get our legs going.

"We all like it. Just the aggressiveness of it. Everyone's involved in it -- you know what I mean? -- everyone is active and even the post players are moving. It gets the other team disorganized."

Biglerville (12-7, 5-7 Division IV) eventually cut down on the turnovers in the backcourt with a series of cross-court and long, downcourt chest passes.

Klunk scored 10 points in the first quarter.

Still York Catholic (18-1, 12-0 division) kept coming.

"Olivia Moore is one of the better shooters in the county," York Catholic coach Kevin Bankos said. "We were aware of where the shooters were on the court, and took them out (of their comfort zone). After we were able to do that, we could control the tempo of the game."

The Irish put on a show in the third quarter.

It was a passing, rebounding, moving-without-the-ball clinic.

Morgan Klunk and Hannah Laslo each scored eight points in the quarter, and the Irish didn't allow a field goal until 5:30 into the second half. York Catholic outscored Biglerville 24-4 in the period.

York Catholic led by 34 points headed into the final quarter.

Four York Catholic players cracked double figures in scoring: Klunk (18 points), Laslo (12), Zaenna Echevarria (10) and Courtney DeMonda (10).

Biglerville's top two scorers -- Moore (12.6 ppg) and Rebecca Isaac (14.8 ppg) -- couldn't establish their typical scoring touch early on. Moore finished with a team-high 18 points, but scored 11 of those points in the fourth quarter. Isaac scored six points.

"Coach Bankos always preaches the fundamentals in basketball: Make your foul shots, box out, make the easy pass," Klunk said. "That's what he has ingrained in our minds in practice, and I think it just sticks with us."

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BIGLERVILLE (40)
   Olivia Moore 7 0-0 18, Starner 0 0-0 0, Wenk 1 0-2 2, Trent 0 0-0 0, Isaac 2 2-2 6, Camara 2 2-2 6, Shirley 0 0-0 0, Baugher 1 1-2 3, Freed 0 3-4 3, Wagner 1 0-0 2. Totals14 8-12 40.
YORK CATHOLIC (68)
   Lehr 0 0-0 0, York 2 0-0 4, McNamara 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 0-0 2, Chesko 2 0-0 4, Ressler 2 2-2 6, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Morgan Klunk 9 0-0 18, Courtney DeMonda 4 0-0 10, Salter 0 0-0 0, Zaenna Echevarria 4 0-0 10, Keffer 1 0-0 2, Hannah Laslo 6 0-0 12. Totals31 2-2 68.
Biglerville     7    9      4    20 -- 40
York Catholic   18    12    24    14 -- 68
   3-point goals -- Biglerville 4 (Moore 4); York Catholic 4 (Echevarria 2, DeMonda 2).
   JV score -- York Catholic, 53-15.