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High School Basketball:
Haddonfield Overcome Slow Start, Defeats Collingswood

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

It all came together for the girl's basketball team from Haddonfield during the final eight minutes of the game. The Bulldogs trailed for most of this game in front of their hometown fans. It all came together when Ryanne Donnellon, Carrie Biemer, Julianne Rusie and the rest of the Haddonfield team outscored Collingswood by eleven points to pull away from Collingswood. Haddonfield recorded a 50-38 victory.

Haddonfield had their eight game winning streak snapped against Holy Spirit and were looking not to start a losing streak. Collingswood, on the other hand, had won seven games in a row and was looking to add one more to their record. The last time these two teams met, the Lady Panthers won by seven points on their own court earlier in the season.

After the Lady Panthers jumped out to an early first quarter lead, it seemed as if Collingswood would have their way against the Lady Bulldogs for the second time this season. Things turned around quickly for Haddonfield as they reduced their deficit to just two points right before the half. But during the final quarter, Haddonfield pushed their way past their opponent to win by 12 points. Carrie Biemer finished with a game high 13-points and Julianne Rusie finished with 12 points for Haddonfield. Allie Frengs who dropped in 11 points led Collingswood and Samantha Milnes contributed 10 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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