Mount hoopsters overcome older, larger foes
Mount St. Joseph Academy’s freshmen and sophomores faced physically larger and stronger opponents in last Thursday’s summer league contest, but with a larger number of players at their disposal, the Magic were able to prevail, 41-32, over the Carver High School of Engineering and Science.
Missing several of their regular starters, the Lady Engineers fell behind 18-10 in the opening period. They cut the lead to five points late in the game, but the Mount sealed its victory with solid free throw shooting.
In addition to 10 points apiece from sophomore Meg McCabe and freshman Regan Gallagher, the winners received eight points from freshman Alex Louin and five from sophomore Adrienne Cellucci. Three apiece from sophomore Anne Burgoyne and freshman Carly Monzo and two points from sophomore Kiki Saraceni rounded out the scoring for the Magic.
Philly U. rallies past CHC in NCAA League
It appeared that Team Gold, made up mainly of Chestnut Hill College players, was headed to victory in last Tuesday’s NCAA Summer League contest, ahead by a dozen points with a little over four minutes to go.
However, Team Red, composed entirely of Philadelphia University athletes, rallied to send the game into overtime and then won it, 86-84.
Strong first half powers Springside past E & S
Missing several players, including Division I point guard prospect Brittany Hrynko, the Carver High School of Engineering and Science fell behind the Springside Lions 15-2 in the first half of last Tuesday’s match-up in the Lou Cappiella Summer Basketball League.
Although the Lady Engineers had dug too deep a hole to mount a truly threatening rally, they played with much more composure after the break. They had a 17-15 edge in scoring in the second period, but Springside still prevailed by double digits, 30-19.