Life Center Academy defeated St. John Vianney 61-49 in the New Years Resolution Girls' High School Basketball Tournament.
Life Center Academy is from Burlington, NJ. They are strong, fast, and can creatively attack the basket. St. John Vianney matched this with strong scoring from the outside and quick defense. At the end of the first quarter the score was tied, 13-13.
Life Center's Aliyah Jeune is a great shooter. She can hit a three with a defender straight up on her. She can also attack the basket. She finished with 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, and 27 points.
At the half time St. John Vianney had the lead, 27-25. St. John Vianney's Jackie Gallagher did a good job pushing the ball up the court. She finished with 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 15 points.
At the end of the third quarter, Life Center had the lead, 43-41. Life Center's Elo Edeforioka is a strong post player. She finished with 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, and 10 points.
In the fourth quarter, with 5:10 remaining, the St. John Vianney coach was issued a technical, which gave Life Center the opportunity to take two foul shots and the ball. They then led 48-43. With 4:18 remaining Life Center was up 53-43 and St. John Vianney called time out to make sure adjustments.
The MVP awards were given to Life Center's Aaliyah Jeune and St. John Vianney's Jackie Gallagher.
For pictures from the game visit Album New Yrs Resolution, pictures taken by Khay'la Latimer.
St. John Vianney Stats
Haley Scheuer - 3 DR, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Katie Beriont - 6 DR, 1 A, 1 S, 6 PTS (0/3 FL)
Lyndsey Rowe - 5 DR, 3 OR, 3 S, 11 PTS (2/3 FL)
Jackie Gallagher - 2 DR, 2 OR, 4 A, 12 PTS (1/2 FL)
Kelly Campbell - 2 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 15 PTS (4/4 FL)
Kellie Crouch - 4 S, 4 PTS
Gabrielle Caponegro - 2 DR
Life Center Academy Stats
Elo Edeforioka - 7 DR, 5 OR, 1 A, 1 B, 8 PTS (0/2 FL)
Aliyah Jeune - 1 DR, 3 OR, 3 S, 1 A, 27 PTS (6/10 FL)
Ashil Jeune - 2 DR, 1 S, 1 A, 9 PTS (2/4 FL)
Aja Ellison - 1 DR, 5 OR, 1 A, 1 S, 2 B, 11 PTS (1/4 FL)
Bose Alyaloghe - 2 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 1 A
Nicole Patriski - 1 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Florence Ouattara - 3 DR
Crystal Simmons - 4 DR, 2 OR, 1 S, 1 B, 5 PTS (0/1 FL)
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)