Immaculate Conception defeated Middle Township High School, 43-37, at the North versus South 2014 Tournament, hosted by Secaucus High School.
Immaculate Conception's Samantha Fuehring worked hard to get her team points. She posted up and used several moves to score. She finished with 7 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal, and 19 points. IC led at the end of the first quarter, 11-10.
With 6:10 to go in the first half, MT went on a run and led 16-11 when IC called time out.
Middle Township's Lauryn Fields does not disappoint. She can create her own offense and score on anyone. She knows when to attack, when to pull out and shoot, and when to pass. Her greatest contribution to this game was her tenacity when getting rebounds. She would sprint from the outside and secure the rebound, which limited Immaculate Conception's opportunities to score off second shots. She finished with 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists, and 18 points. MT had the led at the half time, 21-18.
MT's Olivia Salvo is has a great set shot. Her consistent shooting was a big factor for MT. She finished with 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 10 points. At the end of the third quarter, MT led 30-26.
With approximately four minutes remaining, IC's Autumn Webster subbed in and hit a three-point shot they desperately needed. This is the third time this season Webster has contributed a clutch outside shot at the end of the game.
With 3:21 left in the game, IC's freshman Khay'la Latimer got an offensive rebound and made the lay-up and drew the foul. She finished the three point play at the foul line, which tied the game for IC, 33-33. Latimer had 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots, 1 assist, and 9 points.
With 2:25 remaining, MT's Fields attacked the basket and drew the foul. She made both foul shots to give MT back the lead, 35-34.
With 1:42 remaining MT fouled IC's Paige Frankel, who made both foul shots. Frankel showed much confidence and composure at the foul line. Frankel had 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, and 3 points. Upon inbounding the ball against a press, IC's Fuehring stole the ball and scored. IC led 38-35.
The next time MT looked to inbound they threw it long to Erin Ruskey who scored an open layup. MT trailed by 1 point, 38-37.
IC set up an inbound play that got Samantha Fuehring the ball at an open basket, 40-37. MT brought the ball back down and attacked the basket. They drew the foul, but were unable to make the foul shots.
MT's Holly McHaig is a good all-around player. She had 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, and 5 points.
IC went into a delay and Frankel secured the ball and was fouled. She made the first one. Latimer rebounded the ball off the missed foul shot and was fouled going up. She made both foul shots.
Immaculate Conception Stats
Jasmine Gee - 3 DR, 5 OR, 2 B, 7 PTS (1/2 FL)
Samantha Fuehring - 7 DR, 1 B, 1 S, 19 PTS (2/4 FL)
Breyenne Bellerand - 2 PTS
Paige Frankel - 2 DR, 2 A, 4 S, 3 PTS (3/4 FL)
Whitney Ly - 1 DR, 3 S, 3 A, 1 B
Khay'la Latimer - 1 DR, 3 OR, 3 S, 2 B, 1 A, 9 PTS (5/5 FL)
Nicole Skelly - 1 DR
Autumn Webster - 3 PTS
Middle Township Stats
Bridget Ruskey - 3 DR, 1 S, (0/2 FL)
Holly McHaig - 5 DR, 2 OR, 1 S, 1 A, 5 PTS (1/2 FL)
Oliva Salvo - 1 OR, 1 A, 10 PTS (0/2 FL)
Lauryn Fields - 10 DR, 2 OR, 3 S, 3 A, 18 PTS (5/10 FL)
Julianna Riggitano - 2 A, 1 S, 2 PTS
Charley Hengstler - 1 DR
Erin Ruskey - 4 DR, 2 S, 1 A, 2 PTS
Marinna Peterson - 1 DR, 1 S
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)