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High School Basketball:
Camden Catholic Keeps on Building to their Success

Thursday, February 6, 2003

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

After losing to Woodrow Wilson for the second time this season, the Lady Irish were looking put that hard fought overtime loss out of their minds as they traveled to Bishop Eustace to take on the Lady Crusaders. Not one of their best performances, Camden Catholic was able to stay in front of this game and post a 53-34 victory. With the win, the Lady Irish would remain one game ahead of Bishop Eustace in the Olympic Conference National Division standings.

All season long, the rotation of Emily Cuneo, Kelly Killion, Kim Killion, Anne Bilinski, Marcy Cuneo and Katie Gallagher have proved that they can meet any challenge put in front of them this season. With the regular schedule winding down and the post season just around the corner, this team has the luxury of using the rest of their games preparing for the playoffs. Bishop Eustace is in a similar situation as they also know they will be participating for that Parochial State title. Krystal Lazos, Megan Bleistine, Shannon Murphy and Dana Fish are experienced enough to take the Lady Crusaders into the later rounds of the playoffs.

Emily Cuneo got things started for the Irish leading the way to a narrow 3 point advantage after one quarter. It didn’t take long for Kelly Killion and Katie Gallagher to find their way on the scoreboard to help build a 10 point lead at the half. As each quarter ended, the Camden Catholic lead grew even larger. The Lady Irish never let up on their intensity as they kept pounding the ball inside. Emily Cuneo finished with a game high 15 points while Kelly Killion added 11 points for Camden Catholic. Bishop Eustace was led by Dana Fish’s 11 points and Krystal Lazos posted 10 points for the Lady Crusaders.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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