Wednesday, December 28, 2005
By Joyce Sagerty
With one team already advancing to the finals, host Moorestown would be looking to match up with Holy Cross in order to win the Moorestown Invitational title. Standing in their way would be the Lady Rams from Riverside. These two Burlington County League teams have played on familiar ground in the past, but this was the start of a new undiscovered season for both teams. Moorestown quickly set the tempo for the game dominating both ends of the court. The Lady Quakers were never in any danger of losing this game as they routed Riverside by a 62-26 score.
Kara Burnham had the shooter’s touch early in this game leading Moorestown to a 19-10 first quarter lead. The defense began to highlight this game by creating turnovers and limiting Riverside’s scoring chances. Moorestown continued to control this game during the second quarter by outscoring the Rams 19-3. With their comfortable lead, eight players found their way onto the scorer’s sheet and Moorestown would end their two game losing streak and advance to the finals of their own tournament. Burnham would lead all scorers with 20 points while Julie McGrory added 17 points for the Lady Quakers. Toni Pena would lead Riverside in scoring with 11 points.