The 6th Annual
ESPN Radio 1490
Girls Basketball Shootout at EHT
ended with a BANG!!!

There were 17 games over four days and each day featured some strong matchups. But media observers have called Monday "the greatest day of girls basketball in South Jersey history".

The ESPN Radio 1490 Girls Basketball Shootout was played at Egg Harbor Township High School, where it was also held the first five years. Read on for game summaries.

All teams listed are from New Jersey except where indicated.

Friday, February 16, 2001 - "Cape-Atlantic Night"
4:00 Wildwood Catholic 49, Ocean City 41
Janelle Weiser had 19 points and five steals for the Crusaders (12-8) while Lindsay DuRoss had 13 points and four assists for the Raiders (8-12).
5:45 Wildwood 57, Mainland 47
Junior Monica Johnson had 30 points for the Warriors (18-2) and became just the third Cape-Atlantic League girl to reach 2,000 career points. Junior Shaune McLaughlin had 24 points and four steals for the Mustangs (16-6).
7:30 Holy Spirit 59, Altoona PA 56
Juniors Jen Daniels (22 points, 7 rebounds) and Kim Ordille (21 points, 6 rebounds) led the Spartans (22-0). Jackie Tubo scored 23 for the Lions (14-8).

Saturday, February 17, 2001
Noon Bishop Eustace Prep 49, Lower Cape May 41
Jill Norton, a 6-2 junior, had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Crusaders (16-6). Lori Wernick had 14 points and 13 boards for the Tigers (12-9).
1:45 St. Dominic Academy 46, Egg Harbor Twp. 45
EHT had a shot at the buzzer to pull the upset. Sophia Vucetaj had 14 points and 10 rebounds for St. Dom (19-1). April Pashley had 12 for the Eagles (12-9).
3:30 Christ The King NY 69, Altoona PA 44
A total of 11 players scored for the Royals (21-1), led by Cigi McCollin's 14 points and four steals. Jackie Turbo had 13 points for the Lions (14-9).
5:15 St. John Vianney 45, Gloucester Catholic 35
The Lancers (18-4) pulled it out with a 15-5 advantage in the fourth quarter. Tami Coyle had 15 points and five steals for Vianney. Lindsay Finnegan led the Rams (19-2) with seven points..
7:00 Cardinal O'Hara PA 67, Sterling 56
O'Hara (19-4) built a 24-point lead in the third quarter before handing Sterling (21-1) what would be its only loss. Kate Dessart Mager led O'Hara with 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting. The Silver Knights' Jessica Copskey added 23 points to her South Jersey record career total.

Sunday, February 18, 2001
Noon Bishop Kearney NY 53, Ocean City 27
Kearney (14-9) got nine points and 13 rebounds from Janene Jackson. Lindsay DuRoss had six points and seven boards for the Raiders (8-13).
1:45 Cardinal O'Hara 69, Mainland 35
Kate Dessart Mager had 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting to pace O'Hara (20-4). Emily Wolfe, a 6-1 sophomore, had 10 points and seven rebounds for Mainland (16-7).
3:30 Sacred Heart 63, Clearview 50
Sophomore Adrienne Rochetti had 22 points and sophomore Ikea Witt had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Lions (17-5). Jackie Tursi had 15 points for Clearview (18-4).
5:15 Christ the King NY 77, Holy Spirit 39
Boston College-bound Clare Droesch had 21 points and seven assists as Christ the King (22-1) handed Spirit (22-1) its first loss. Jen Daniels had 15 points for the Spartans while freshman Andria Haneman got 11 points and seven rebounds.
7:00 Holy Cross 51, Egg Harbor Township 37
Adrian Palmer and Krista Sulkowski each had 14 points and combined for 16 rebounds to pace the Lancers (14-5). April Pashley had 10 points and 12 boards for EHT (12-10).

Monday, February 19, 2001
2:00 Haddon Township 65, Camden Catholic 55 OT
Haddon Township (20-2) won it with superb foul-shooting, especially in overtime. Cara Murphy led the Hawks with 20 points with Vanessa Gercke getting 18 points and 15 rebounds. Kim Killion of Camden Catholic (19-3) hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Theresa DiMedio had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Irish.
3:45 Middle Township 40, Washington Township 39
Kathi Wilson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to win it for Middle (18-4). Wilson, who had won another game this year with a last-second shot, finished with 18 for the Panthers. Gina D'Amico had nine points for Washington Township (19-3).
5:30 Wildwood 58, Trenton Central 55
This one had a finish you may not believe. With Wildwood (19-2) ahead by three, Mykeema Ford of Trenton (17-4) was fouled shooting a three with one second left. She made all three free throws. But Wildwood sophomore Lana Harshaw quickly took the ball out and threw it to Monica Johnson well beyond halfcourt. She drained a 25-footer at the buzzer for the win. Johnson had 31 points, five steals and five assists. Ford had 28 points and five assists. And, by the way, Johnson and Ford - two of the best junior guards in New Jersey - are distant cousins.
7:15 Gloucester Catholic 35, Bishop Eustace Prep 33 OT
Kelly Quinn hit a baseline jumper with two seconds left in overtime as Gloucester Catholic (20-2) edged Bishop Eustace (16-7). This was the first time sisters Lisa Gedaka (Gloucester Catholic) and Annette Reiter (Eustace) had coached against each other. Jill Norton had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Eustace, high in the game in both categories.

If you were there, you saw all four of those Monday games - called the "Best Day of the Season" by both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Star-Ledger - for just $5.00.

Plan on joining us in 2002 for Shootout No. 7!
And check back here often to see the pairings as they develop!