Girls Basketball Shootout
at Holy Spirit
All teams are from New Jersey, except where indicated.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
12:00n ----- Wildwood Catholic 42, Oakcrest 37
Wildwood Catholic's Laura Martin had a double-double, 16 points 11 rebounds.
Sarah Jo Ballman had 13 points and Carlie Senatore contributed 6 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists,
5 blocks, and 4 steals. Oakcrest was led by Nadirah Highsmith with 13 points.
1:45pm ----- Gloucester Catholic 47, Vineland 43
Vineland had its 17-game winning streak snapped. For Gloucester Catholic,
Nicole Fallon had 15 points & 15 rebounds. Alex Balara led the Rams with 16 points.
Alicia Cox led Vineland with 22 points, on 8-for-18 shooting. Gloucester Catholic broke
open a tie game with a 19-11 third quarter and outrebounded Vineland by 10 (28-18) in the game.
3:30pm ----- Egg Harbor Township 44, Cape May Tech 32
Gina DiDomenico led EHT with 15 points. Sophomore Selena Santiago added 9 points,
5 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals for the Eagles. Cape May Tech freshman Lauryn Fields had a
game-high 17 points.
5:15pm ----- Christ The King NY 48, Holy Spirit 38
The host Spartans trailed national power Christ the King, 29-27, after three quarters
but eventually fell to the No. 9 team in the East. Spirit was led by Gina Lewis with 8 points.
Christ the King was playing without McDonald's All-American Bria Smith, who was out with a knee
injury. Sierra Calhoun had 13 points and Nia Oden and Ashley Raff each collected 12 for CTK.
7:00pm ----- Atlantic City 49, Our Lady of Mercy 32
The Vikings used a 19-8 fourth quarter to win. Sahara Lopez led the way with 18 points
on 6 of 14 shooting. Takiyah Woodall contributed 11 points for the winners. OLMA was led Karli Ernst
and Lauren Hartman, who each scored 10 points.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
12:00n ------ Central 56, Bridgeton 26
Central had a 19-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Central was led by
Heather Tice's 16 points, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots and 2 assists. Ashley Bernath shot 50 percent from
the field and collected 10 points. Bridgeton was led by Simone Sweazie who scored 8 points.
1:45pm ----- Sacred Heart 52, Mainland 49
This matchup was close throughout as Sacred Heart edged the Mustangs, 14-11, in the
final quarter. Sacred Heart's Brittany Harden recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling
down a game-high 13 rebounds. Lexi Bruno scored 11 points, which included 3 of 4 shooting beyond the
arc. Mainland's Alex Raring also registered a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The
Mustangs also got 11 points each from Amy Macaluso and Keelin McGee.
3:30pm ----- Absegami 49, Cedar Creek 45
In this first-ever meeting of teams from the same school disrict, the Braves used a
15-0 third quarter to pull away. Absegami's Jamea Coleman scored a game-high 19 points in the victory.
Cedar Creek, playing in its first Prime Events Shootout was led by Kristine Miller, who scored 17
points on 7 of 11 shooting from the floor.
5:15pm ----- Trenton Central 34, Middle Township 31
Trenton Central remained unbeaten when Trenton Central's Kyra Dayon made two free throws
with 21.9 seconds remaining in the game to give Trenton a 32-31 lead and hit two more free throws down
the stretch. Middle missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer. Dayon led Trenton with 23 points and 3
steals. Anna Ay, who had completed a 3-point play to give the Panthers a 31-30 lead, led Middle with
7:00pm ----- Ocean City 51, St. Peter's NY 43
Ocean City built a 30-16 halftime lead and was able to hold off a St. Peter's rally.
St. Peter's outscored Ocean City, 16-9, in the third period to close within seven. Ocean City used a
balanced attack with three scorers in double digits. Julia Duggan led the way with 15 points, Reilly
Larkin and Kaity Johnson each had 10 points. St. Peter's was led by Christine Kline with 14 points
and 4 steals.
Monday, February 21, 2011
1:00pm ----- St. Peter's NY 53, Trenton Catholic 50
St. Peter's bounced back from its loss to Ocean City 16 hours earlier by holding on to defeat
New Jersey's 4th-ranked team. St. Peter's held a 35-18 led at half and was able to hold off a furious
second half comeback attempt by the Iron Mikes. St. Peter's Jaime O'Hare had a game-high 18 points.
Megan Burns and Ashley Motrechuk each scored 11 in the win. Trenton Catholic senior Briyona Canty, a
McDonald's All-American, led them with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Miah Register scored 13 in the losing
2:45pm ----- Cherry Hill East 74, St. Joseph 39
East remained unbeaten with four players in double digits, led by Michelle Onu, who
scored 22 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Brittany Muniz, Lillian Chukwueze and Marie Boisvert
all scored 10 points. East outscored St. Joseph, 21-0, in fast break points and held a 48-18 advantage
in scoring in the paint. Jade Howard led St. Joseph with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
4:30pm ----- Shabazz 65, Mary Louis Academy NY 46
Ranked 5th in the nation by USA Today and No. 1 in New Jersey, Malcolm X. Shabazz remained
undefeated. Alyesha Lovett led four in double figures with 19 points and recorded her 1,000th career
point on a jump shot with 1:06 left in the third quarter. She finished the game with 1,001 career points.
Zaire O'Neil scored 13 points off of the bench and Aliyyah Handford (another 1,000-point scorer) added
12 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Ricshar Benjamin scored 11 points, including 3 of 8 from
three-point range. Mary Louis Academy was led by Brianna Harris with a double-double, scoring 13 points
and pulling down 12 rebounds. Shabazz scored 40 of its points in the paint.
6:15pm ----- Trenton Central 44, Holy Spirit 33
Holy Spirit and Trenton were knotted at the half before the Tornadoes used a 17-1 second
half run to pull out the victory. Trenton boosted its record to an impressive 25-0 with the win and was
led by Kyra Dayon, who scored 14 points. Holy Spirit had ten players score. Alison Clark and Kennedy
Johnson each scored 5 points. Trenton Central controlled the boards, recording 19 offensive rebounds
and scoring 16 second chance points.
Hope you were there!