Penn-Trafford’s Maura Suman breaks school steals record

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 5:37 PM

Penn-Trafford senior point guard Maura Suman can handle the ball and score with some of the better backcourt players in Section 1-6A.

But Suman is a quietly good defender, and a school record quietly sneaked up on her Thursday night.

Suman broke the school’s career record for steals.

She had six steals in a 54-45 win over Butler to bring her four-year total to 223 takeaways. The previous record of 222 was set by Taylor Cortazzo in 2013.

“I had an idea that I was up there in steals but wasn’t something I was focusing on,” Suman said. “I just want to step on the court every night and play ball. After passing the record, I was pretty happy to see my work pay off and just know that the defensive end is so important to the game of basketball.”

Suman, her team’s only senior, has made a successful return from a a torn labrum in her shoulder, an injury she sustained in the final regular season game last year. She had surgery in March and returned to play volleyball in the fall.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at or via Twitter .


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