Christina Foggie shot 9 for 9 from the foul line in scoring 22 points, and the sophomore guard also dealt seven assists as host
cruised to a surprisingly easy 50-32 victory over
last night in the season opener for both defending Olympic Conference division champion girls' basketball teams.
The Irish, 23-4 last season, managed just 12 points in the first half and saw their comeback bid dissolve in 21-9 run by the Indians in the fourth quarter.
In other Olympic Conference action:
First-year coach Mark Phillips endured an eventful debut, as his
squad struggled in the first half but came on strong after intermission to defeat host
, 52-39. LaShonda Faulkner and Trina Rigney scored 11 points apiece and Ossierra Monroe and Ebony Sellers had 10 points each for the Tigers, who closed out the win with a 34-13 spurt.
Senior guard Vianca Tejada picked up 12 of her game-high 22 points in the second half, and Jenny Sisholtz drained four free throws in the final minute, helping host
Cherry Hill East
pull away from
Laquoia Parks dominated the low post, posting 13 points, 23 rebounds and six blocked shots in powering host
Cherry Hill West
Defending Classic Division champion
received a scare, watching a 21-point halftime lead all but disappear in holding off visiting
, 52-47. Shakiyra Bishop totaled 29 points, four assists and three steals for the Warriors, while Shaniece Banks poured in 14 of her 22 points to key a 39-point second half by the Red Devils.
Kendra Garrison's 17 points paced host
, which knocked off defending Diamond Division champ
Ashley Minch made five three-point baskets in scoring 18 points and Dawn Curry (11 points) came through with the game-winning points in overtime, as
, 43-41. Mary Beato knocked down four treys in scoring 22 for the Panthers.
Defensive specialist Mel Mahan broke out with 15 points in
's 45-27 triumph at
Kate Simmons had 18 points and a dozen rebounds and Casey Burk came through with 10 of her 14 points in the final period, including three clutch free throws that enabled
to hold off visiting
, 53-50. Brittanie Payne's 15 points paced Tech.
Lakeisha Sutton (14 points), Marika Sprow (13), Nicole Shelton (12) and Jacquel Sanders (10) supplied double-figure scoring for host
, which opened defense of its Liberty Division crown by pounding
Javon Pratt narrowly missed a triple-double and Lakiya Artis got off to a hot start, as reigning Freedom Division champion
wasted little time in dispatching visiting
, 61-14. Pratt finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, nine steals and six blocks, and Artis - who added seven steals - scored 11 of her 15 points in a 26-4 first-quarter blitz.
Aja Crites tossed in 21 points and her twin sister Brielle Crites contributed 11 points and seven assists, and Lauren Gregg chipped in 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals as host
Emily Grabiak's stat line included seven points, seven steals and seven assists in
's 58-15 rout of visiting
Kelly Brady scored eight of her game-high 20 points in a 23-7 first-quarter run, putting
on track for a 66-47 victory at
Christine Wooding had 10 rebounds to go with her 16 points for
, which opened with a 17-2 run en route to a 62-27 romp past visiting