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High School Basketball:
Camden Catholic's Second Half Run Makes a Statement

Thursday, February 1, 2007

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

Both Washington Township and Camden Catholic's girls' basketball teams were trying to prove which team deserved the respect from the other. The Minutemaids were riding a six game impressive winning streak and they were looking to extend it by one game against the undefeated Lady Irish. It was yet another test that both teams knew they had to past and Camden Catholic would get the higher grade on this day. The Lady Irish quickly erased an early third quarter deficit and dominated the second half. Camden Catholic improved their record to 15-0 with their 76-55 victory over Washington Township.

The way this game started out, it appeared as if Camden Catholic would have an easy time keeping their undefeated record in tact. The Irish jumped out to a 13-2 lead as Township just could not get their shots to fall. But that wouldn’t last long as the Minutemaids would find their range and take their first lead of the game at 33-32. The half ended with both teams even but the Minutemaids would recapture that lead at the start of the second half.

Allison Lane and Christine Matera for the Fighting Irish began to dominate inside and Camden Catholic began to show why they are considered the number one girls’ basketball team in our area. Outscoring their opponent 25-13 during the third quarter would be the difference as Camden Catholic would prove who the better team was today. Allison Lane finished the game with 26 points, Christine Matera added 20 and Jasime Crew ended the game with 17 points. Washington Township’s leading scorer was Kate Montgomery with 12 points while Dana Wert finished with 10 points.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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