Scholastic Notebook – 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Offense hasn’t been a problem for the Norwin boys’ basketball team in recent years. Over the past three seasons, the Knights have averaged 68, 68 and 62 points a game. But Norwin has taken offense to a totally different level this season. When it comes to scoring, these are definitely good Knights.

Norwin has a 5-2 record so far and is leading the WPIAL in scoring with an average of 81.3 points a game. The Knights have scored 90 points or more four times this season. The last time was Tuesday night, when Norwin beat Laurel Highlands, 90-81.

Norwin features two players who are averaging better than 25 points a game, which is practically unheard of in the WPIAL. Those two are Matt Palo and Andy Carter. But apparently, defenses can’t concentrate solely on those two. On Tuesday night against Laurel Highlands, guard Ben Baird scored 30.

It will be interesting to see if Norwin can keep up this scoring pace the rest of the season. The Knights have played one team ranked in the Class AAAA top five this season

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