March 12, 2017
7th Grade Girls
St. Clare (White)
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Coaches: Bethany MacNeur & Barbara Harkins
Players: Maura, Megan, Michelle, Lauren, Lexie, Sophie, Fiona, Gillian, Gia, Makena
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Coaches: John Farra & Brian Grant
Players: Adriana, Maria, Ilena, Maggie, Megan, Willa, Myelle, Lizeth
FIRST QUARTER: St. Clare jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the first quarter holding Holy Redeemer scoreless until the final minutes when they evened the score at 4-4. With .6 of a second remaining on the clock, Holy Redeemer drew a foul. Final quarter score: Tied 4-4
SECOND QUARTER: Holy Redeemer took control of the game adding two hoops to the score and outpacing St. Clare 8-4. St. Clare added three buckets in the second quarter but were in the red at the half time buzzer as Holy Redeemer put 13 points on the board. Final second quarter: 17 – 10 Holy Redeemer.
THIRD QUARTER: St. Clare missed to early free throws but came back with a two pointer in the first minute of play to reduce the deficit to 5. With 5:25 to go, St. Clare had held Holy Redeemer scoreless, going ahead by a point 18-17. The crowd roared! Not a team to cower, Holy Redeemer sunk a 3 pointer to go ahead by 2.
FOURTH QUARTER: St. Clare quickly answered with their own two points to tie it up and we were in the midst of a barnburner for sure! St. Clare added another two with 2:20 in the game to go ahead by 2-22-20! With 1:11 in the game, Holy Redeemer drew a foul but could not convert. Last minute helter skelter and long passes contributed to turnovers by both teams. St. Clare went to the line to shoot 1 and 1 but could not convert. Holy Redeemer dribbled the floor twice looking for a go ahead score, successful on the second attempt leaving 22.2 on the clock and two points ahead 24 – 22. St. Clare strategized for the last several seconds of the game for the final basket to tie. Lauren drew a foul for St. Clare and sunk the first shot. She missed the second basket and that was all she wrote.
FINAL 24 – 23 Holy Redeemer.