2004 Ventnor City
Girls Basketball Shootout

There were 17 games played over Presidents' weekend at the Ventnor Education Community Complex. Highlights included Christ the King, ranked No. 3 in the nation, handing Absegami its first loss before a standing-room crowd; St. John Vianney losing its first Shootout game after seven straight wins when St. John Villa scored in the final seconds; Sacred Heart & Bishop Kearney both winning twice; and junior Bindu Lowenthal of Riverside scoring her 1,000th career point. Five teams who played - Christ the King, Riverside, St. Peter's, Marlboro and Shabazz - reached state finals.

All teams are from New Jersey, except where indicated.
Check the complete box score through the link after each game.

Friday, February 13, 2004 (Cape-Atlantic Night)
4:00pm ----- Wildwood Catholic 48, Ocean City 40 box score
Catholic (13-5) built an early lead, then made 20 of 26 second half free throws for the win. Tara Walsh had 12 points & 8 rebounds. The Raiders (9-11) got 9 points & 11 boards from Michelle McKinley.
5:45pm ----- Sacred Heart 53, Oakcrest 49 box score
Junior Kristen Bowen scored a game-high 24 points for the undefeated Lions (19-0), including two free throws with five seconds left that sealed the win. Vika Sholokhova, the 6-4 senior from Russia, added 18 points & 18 rebounds. Erica Bell paced the rally by Oakcrest (11-5) with 19 points & 6 steals.
7:30pm ----- Holy Spirit 56, Atlantic City 32 box score
The Spartans (15-4) forced 43 turnovers by the Vikings (7-9) to rally from a first quarter deficit. Andria Haneman had 14 points & 14 boards for Spirit and sophomore Jordan Sykes added 14 points & 8 steals. Sophomore Tasha Cannon had 12 points & 7 steals for AC with Stephanie Summers getting 10 points & 16 rebounds.

Saturday, February 14, 2004
12:00n ------ Cherry Hill East 41, Mainland 38 box score
Junior Shea Belte made four free throws in the final 1:30 for East (14-6) to help hold off a rally by the Mustangs (9-9). Belte finished with 19 points and sophomore Ivy Abiona had 9 points & 18 rebounds. Julie Smith scored 8 for Mainland.
1:45pm ----- Riverside 43, Bishop Eustace 35 box score
Junior Bindu Lowenthal scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to spark the winning rally by Riverside (18-2). Lowenthal scored her 1,000th career point with 3:26 left in the second quarter. Sabra Wrice paced the Rams with 21 points. Shannon Murphy and Krystal Lazos each scored 11 for Eustace (13-5).
3:30pm ----- Camden Cath. 44, Gloucester Cath. 36 box score
Chris Matera and Kelly Killion each hit a pair of free throws in the final 90 seconds for the Irish (15-3) to avoid the upset. 6-4 sophomore Rashidat Junaid had 15 points & 11 rebounds to pace the win. Killion also scored 15. Colleen Foley had 12 for the Rams (9-7).
5:15pm ----- St. John Villa NY 53, St. John Vianney 51 box score
Stephanie Klingele took a 40-foot pass from Stephanie Rossmy for a layup with two seconds left to win. All-American guard Christie Marrone had 28 points for Villa (15-6), including 4-of-6 from three-point range. Kristine Perez paced Vianney (15-3) with 16 points. The loss was the first ever in The Shootout for the Lancers after seven straight wins.
7:00pm ----- Absegami 78, Trenton Central 24 box score
The Braves (20-0) built a 45-5 halftime lead and coasted for the win. Kara Ayers paced 12 Absegami scorers with 12 points. Freshman Jacoby Ford scored 9 for the Tornadoes (13-6).

Sunday, February 15, 2004
12:00n ------ Wildwood 51, St. Joseph 42 box score
Wildwood (19-1) took control of the game with a 15-4 second quarter. Tamira Evans scored 15 points, Jen Fetsick had 12 points & 9 assists, and Asia Johnson had 10 points & a Shootout-record 19 rebounds. Kayleen Smith scored 13 and Kristin Garbutt had 12 points & 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-7).
1:45pm ----- Bishop Kearney NY 66, Mainland 40 box score
Kearney (5-16), which plays in one of the toughest leagues in the country, used 18 points by Maryanne Welsh and 13 points & 11 rebounds by 6-2 freshman Maria Laterza for the win. Mainland (9-10) got 10 points each from sophomore Sarah Cohen and junior Julie Smith.
3:30pm ----- Card. O'Hara PA 46, St. John Villa NY 40 box score
O'Hara (20-3) earned the win with a five-point advantage in the fourth period. Dominique Kidd had 15 points, Lisa Claxton scored 11 and 6-2 sophomore Heather Scanlon added 10 points & 16 boards. Villa (15-7) was led by Stephanie Klingele with 11 points.
5:15pm ----- Marlboro 48, St Mary's MD 35 box score
Brina Pollack scored 6 of her 16 points in the third quarter as the Mustangs (18-2) pulled away. Chakhia Cole had 16 points & 12 rebounds for Marlboro. Bri Gauthier netted 11 points for St. Mary's (16-11), which scored just five points in the second half and made just eight percent of its second half shots.
7:00pm ----- St. Peter's NY 61, Holy Spirit 51 box score
Tennessee recruit Nikki Anosike scored 37 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead St. Peter's (13-6) to the win. Anosike set a Shootout record with 15 field goals in 21 shots. Ashley Howard scored 17 points for Spirit (15-5).

Monday, February 16, 2004
2:00pm ----- Bish. Kearney NY 71, Egg Harbor Twp. 63 box score
Maryanne Welsh poured in 27 points for Kearney (6-16) with 6-2 freshman Maria Laterza getting 18 points & 16 rebounds, her second double-double of the weekend. Chelsi Johnson had 21 points & a Shootout-record 19 rebounds for EHT (6-14).
3:45pm ----- Christ the King NY 73, Absegami 48 box score
A standing-room crowd watched the Christ the King duo of 6-2 junior Carrem Gay and 6-2 sophomore Tina Charles combine for 44 points, 29 rebounds, 5 steals, 7 assists & 5 blocked shots. The Lions (20-1) were ranked No. 3 in the nation. Gami (20-1) got 13 points from 6-2 sophomore Chrissy Rosario and 12 from Shantae Barnes.
5:30pm ----- Shabazz 56, St. Peter's NY 40 box score
The defending New Jersey Tournament of Champions winners (they went on to win it again) built a 10-point halftime lead. Kellindra Zackery had 20 points & 16 rebounds for Shabazz (19-1). Rutgers recruit Matee Ajavon added 13 points & 7 assists. Nikki Anosike had 14 points & 14 boards for St. Peter's (13-7).
7:55pm ----- Sacred Heart 56, Rancocas Valley 36 box score
Pitt-recruit Vika Sholokhova scored 22 points & snatched 12 rebounds as the Hearts (20-0) led from the start. Alandra Dickerson scored 10 for RV (10-10).

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