Women's Basketball Demolishes Maine-Machias
WORCESTER, Ma.- Brianna Peterson (Garnerville, N.Y./North Rockland) netted a game-best 27 points, including her team's first 14 of the game in Catholic's 91-39 victory over Maine Machias in the consolation game of the WPI Holiday Invitational presented by Hilton Garden Inn. With the result, Catholic ups its record to 7-4 while the Clippers dip to 2-8.
Peterson connected on 11-of-18 shots from the floor and tallied 23 of her 27 points in the first half. It marked the fifth time this season that the sophomore collected 25 or more points in a game. Peterson was also named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts over the two-game span.
All 16 players who dressed for the Cardinals dented the scoring column. Joining Peterson in double figures was classmate Jenn Canale (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Albertus Magnus), who netted 10 points and pulled down 8 rebounds.
The Cardinals proved opportunistic as they parlayed 28 steals into 44 points off turnovers. Catholic dished out 22 assists on 36 field goals, led by Christina Rogers (Monmouth Beach, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) and Kerri Confrey (Pearl River, N.Y./Pearl River) who were credited with five and four, respectively.
CUA's Kelly Ryan (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) and Ryann Gallagher (Dresher, Pa./Mount St. Joseph Academy) each chipped in 7 points apiece in the win. Gallagher also tallied three steals in the contest.
Catholic returns to the hardwood on Saturday, hosting Richard Stockton in a 7pm contest.