By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer
Playing at home against a team that has been rolling past their opponents, Sterling needed someone to come up big against the Lady Garnets from Haddon Heights. Freshman forward Kate Brennan and sophomore guard Amanda Brennan took control when it counted late in the fourth quarter to stunned Heights winning by three points, 45-42. Kate Brennan lined up her shot from 20 feet away to snap a tie with just over a minute and a half remaining in the game. That three pointer put the Lady Knights up for good to move one step closer to the division leaders.
So far this season, Sterling has been staying in the hunt with their 8-4 record behind Collingswood and Haddonfield in the Colonial Conference Liberty Division. Their two divisional losses were from those two teams ahead of them. In this game when it counted, one Brennan picked up the other Brennan when Kate fouled out. That's when Amanda was put in a situation of making her shots from the foul line down the stretch to seal the win.
Haddon Heights leading scorer Nicole Jones did her best to get the Lady Garnets the road victory, but this would not be the day, as she just could not her the shots to fall. Megan Hueter tried to step up and did to start the final quarter with her basket to break a 32 all deadlock. That shot would be the last points scored from the field as Heights shot a dismal 1 for 13 from the floor. Patricia Babcock's free throw put the Garnets up by two just under five minutes in the game. Kate Brennan's basket with 3:38 showing on the clock tied the game and her last bucket of the game put the Knights up 39-36. Amanda Brennan would connect on 4 of 6 shots from the line.
At the start of this game, Heights jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead with Hueter and Jones setting the tempo early. But the second quarter was a different story as only one basket was made accounting for half of the points scored in the quarter. Kelsey McGowan led the attack helping Sterling regain the lead at the half.
The leading scorers in this game was Kate Brennan with a game high 20 points and Amanda Brennan with 12 points for Sterling. Haddon Heights Nicole Jones and Megan Hueter finished with 13 points apiece and Samantha LaPergola finished with 12 points.