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IHA defeated Pascack Valley, 50-29, in the second round of the Bergen County Tournament.

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IHA and PV played each other in a tight man-to-man defense. IHA's Lindsay Rogers is fundamentally sound. She boxes out consistently, works for rebounds, and has a variety of post moves she can use to score. She finished with 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal, and 16 points. IHA led 12-10 at the end of the firs quarter.

In the second quarter both teams held each other from scoring until 6:04 when PV tied up the game, 12-12. IHA called time out and returned to the floor, determined to break the tie. By 5:22 they had scored 5 more points, making the score 17-12.

IHA looked to fast break off every possession. They all sprint the floor, led primarily by Caitlin Roche and Alex Mesropyan. Roche had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 15 points. Mesropyan had 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal, and 16 points.

At the half, IHA led 29-17.

PV's Shannon Culloo is one of the best freshmen in the county. She can shoot off the dribble and attack. She created a great scoring opportunity than ended in a reverse layup. Her confidence and tenacity is encouraging to her teamates. She finished with 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 15 points.

IHA led at the end of the third quarter, 42-22. In the next round, IHA will play Saddle River Day.

IHA Stats
Caitlin Roche - 5 DR, 1 OR, 2 A, 3 S, 15 PTS (1/2 FL)
Katia Oge - 1 DR, 1 B, 1 S, 1 A, 10 PTS (0/1 FL)
Lindsey Rogers - 4 DR, 2 OR, 3 B, 1 S, 16 PTS (2/4 FL)
Alex Mesropyan - 3 DR, 5 A
Emilie Cieslak - 1 DR, 1 S, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Steph Olear - 1 DR, 5 PTS
Jordan Wilmoth - 1 DR, 2 OR, 1 A, 3 PTS
Alys McKiernan - 1 DR, 1 OR, 1 S
Nicole Fracassini - 1 DR

Pascack Valley Stats
Jessica Powell - 8 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 2 PTS (0/2 FL)
Lisa Marcellari - 3 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 10 PTS (3/4 FL)
Chrissy Loganchuk - 2 DR, 1 B, 2 S, 2 PTS
Shannon Culloo - 2 DR, 2 OR, 1 S, 15 PTS (5/6 FL)
Else DiGiacopo - 1 DR, 1 OR, 2 A, 2 S
Courtney Basovsky - 1 S
Claire Donzek - 1 OR
Kim Dane - 1 S
Lyndsay Grillo - 1 DR, 1 OR
Amanda Verbraska - 1 OR

Key

DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)

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