The 2nd Annual
Sneaker Stadium
Girls Basketball Shootout at EHT
was an 'Ace' of a weekend!

There were 18 games over four days, starting with a junior high school game. The weekend featured a pair of great performances by future Tennessee star Kristen "Ace" Clement, later drafted by the WNBA's Houston Comets.

It also featured the first meeting between former rivals Bishop Eustace Prep and Gloucester Catholic in four years, an unforgettable finish to the Gloucester Catholic-Mainland game and a showdown between undefeated Haddonfield and once-beaten St. John Vianney.

The Shootout was played at Egg Harbor Township High School. Read on for game summaries.

All teams listed are from New Jersey except where indicated.

Friday, February 14, 1997
2:00 Brigantine North 27, Belhaven Avenue 23
Seventh grader Jen Daniels had 11 points for Brigantine. Lindsay Cutler scored 12 for Linwood's Belhaven Avenue.
4:00 Ocean City 36, Hammonton 32
Mikenzie Custer had 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Raiders. Jackie Siscone scored 19 for the Blue Devils.
6:00 Archbishop Carroll PA 74, Notre Dame 46
Karen Culbertson had 17 points for Carroll. Monica Staniec had 18 points, including 12 for 12 from the foul line, to pace the Irish.
8:00 Altoona Area PA 58, Egg Harbor Township 44
Tiffany Schettig scored 12 points for Altoona. Patty Russo had 17 points and four assists for EHT. Amy Mason added two points, five rebounds and three assists for the Eagles.

Saturday, February 15, 1997
11:00 Sterling 77, Atlantic City 54
Lauren Durkin had 29 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Silver Knights. Bonita Brown had 19 points for Atlantic City, which had 15 more turnovers.
1:00 Camden Catholic 65, Vineland 39
Katie Caputi had 26 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists for Camden Catholic. She made 20 of 22 free throw attempts. Audrey Lundy had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Vineland.
3:00 Shawnee 67, Holy Spirit 28
Maureen Irwin scored 20 points for Shawnee with Monica Erwin getting 18 points and 19 rebounds and Shannon Mulholland making seven assists. Angie Pezzetta, Karen Goodwin and Brooke Shreaves each scored five for the Spartans, who made just 18 percent of their shots.
5:00 Altoona Area PA 61, Middle Township 34
Terri Shore had 19 points and three steals for Altoona. Erin Burns had 11 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for the Panthers.
7:00 Bishop Eustace Prep 61, Gloucester Catholic 57
Eustace rallied in the fourth period to win as Kristen DeLisi paced four players in double figures with 19 points. Cheryl Kulesa had 30 points, nine rebounds and six steals for Gloucester Catholic.

Sunday, February 16, 1997
1:00 St. John Vianney 82, Archbishop Carroll PA 71
Amanda Rosato had 27 points for Vianney. She hit five three-pointer in the first half and made 10 straight free throws in the second. Erica Rath added 21 points. Lizz Greene had 22 points for Carroll.
3:00 St. Mary's MD 68, Washington Township 46
Emily Lipton had 21 points for St. Mary's. Tara Hicken had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Washington Township.
5:00 Cardinal O'Hara PA 64, Egg Harbor Township 50
EHT challenged Nationally-ranked O'Hara (23-1), cutting the lead to just two points in the third period. But Kristen "Ace" Clement was too much, finishing with 35 points, four steals and three assists. Ann Slusarski had 19 points for the Eagles (15-6). Amy Mason added seven points, three rebounds and two assists.
7:00 Gloucester Catholic 56, Mainland 55
Cheryl Kulesa dribbled the length of the court in four seconds after a missed free throw and fed Gina Virelli for a layup at the buzzer. Kulesa had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Rams (18-3). Meghan McIntyre had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Mainland (15-5).
9:00 Christ the King NY 69, Woodrow Wilson 47
Sue Bird had 15 points and six assists for the Royals (18-3). Nichole Bowman scored 17 points for Wilson (15-4).

Monday, February 17, 1997
1:00 Gloucester 54, Ocean City 46
Megan Light had 23 points, three steals and three assists for the Lions (17-2). Ocean City (8-11) got 12 points and 11 rebounds from Julie Young.
3:00 Cardinal O'Hara PA 72, Bishop Eustace Prep 48
Kristen "Ace" Clement lit it up with a Shootout record 39 points, including five three-pointers, plus five assists for O'Hara (24-1). Kristen DeLisi had 11 points for Eustace (14-5).
5:00 Christ the King NY 80, Middle Township 31
Sue Bird had 19 points and six steals for CTK (19-3). Kate Jackson paced Middle (16-4) with 13 points.
7:00 St. John Vianney 55, Haddonfield 43
Amanda Rosato scored 19 points for Vianney (19-1), which had to come back after trailing, 12-5, early in the second quarter. Brie Cokos paced the Haddons (20-1) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.