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Springdale’s Udanis had a go-ahead three-point play last week

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

Here at Sports Town, we tell the stories of games that we all wish we had seen. For Springdale, one such game happened last Monday night (January 28) while Shady Side Academy was visiting. Springdale won, 44-41.

“In the first half, we were kinda controlling everything,” recalled Springdale head coach Dan Ross. “In the second half, Shady Side made a really nice run. They scored about 21 points in third quarter and pulled ahead …”

It was true – Shady Side had broken Springdale’s early lead. The Indians were up 31-30 and the end of three.

“But Sara Udanis converted a 3 point play that put us up by one, and we never relinquished lead form there,” said Ross. Udanis is a 5’8” junior forward for the Dynamos.

“It’s unfortunate for Shady Side - they did not have the best of free throw nights,” said Ross. He estimated that Shady Side was probably about seven-for-20 from the foul line.

“In those close basketball games, free throws become even more vital; we knocked down ours and they didn’t knock down theirs.”

Springdale remains in solid playoff contention. All game results as well as current records can be found on the WPIAL 2012-13 girls’ basketball page at Post-Gazette NOW. (LINK:

Here at Sports Town, we tell the stories of games that we all wish we had seen. For Springdale, one such game happened last Monday night (January 28) while Shady Side Academy was visiting. Springdale won, 44-41.

“In the first half, we were kinda controlling everything,” recalled Springdale head coach Dan Ross. “In the second half, Shady Side made a really nice run. They scored about 21 points in third quarter and pulled ahead …”

It was true – Shady Side had broken Springdale’s early lead. The Indians were up 31-30 and the end of three.

“But Sara Udanis converted a 3 point play that put us up by one, and we never relinquished lead form there,” said Ross. Udanis is a 5’8” junior forward for the Dynamos.

“It’s unfortunate for Shady Side - they did not have the best of free throw nights,” said Ross. He estimated that Shady Side was probably about seven-for-20 from the foul line.

“In those close basketball games, free throws become even more vital; we knocked down ours and they didn’t knock down theirs.”

Springdale remains in solid playoff contention. All game results as well as current records can be found on the WPIAL 2012-13 girls’ basketball page at Post-Gazette NOW.