WESTFIELD, NJ — The Union Catholic ladies basketball staff opened its season in very spectacular vogue with an enormous street victory over defending Union County champion Westfield on Thursday.
UC was clinging to a two-point lead after three quarters when the Vikings outscored the Blue Devils 14-7 within the closing interval to safe a hard-fought 39-30 victory.
With the victory, UC legendary coach Kathy Matthews, in her forty fourth 12 months on the helm for the Vikings, raised her profession report to a staggering 742-344.
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Rider-bound Madison Johnson, who drained three 3-pointers within the sport, ignited the fourth quarter assault for UC by scoring 9 of her game-high 17 factors within the pivotal closing quarter.
Johnson, who’s now simply 125 factors away from reaching 1,000 in her exceptional profession, had a implausible all-round sport. Along with her 17 factors, she additionally completed the sport with 9 rebounds, three steals, two blocks, and two steals.
A number of different gamers had robust video games for UC. Junior guard Daniela Peralta completed with 9 factors, 4 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Sophomore Kaleigh Gunsiorowski had 5 factors, six boards, and three steals. Madeline Gunsiorowski scored 5 factors, and Gianna Peralta pulled down seven rebounds.
UC will search to begin the season 2-0 when it hosts Summit on Friday at 4 p.m. in Scotch Plains.
Union Catholic (1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) prepares a various scholar physique to meet their faculty and profession targets by cultivating the scholars’ achievement of educational requirements of excellence inside a value-centered atmosphere, robust in its dedication to our core values (respect, accountability, honesty, compassion, and group), and to the institution of a group of religion and love within the Catholic custom. For extra info, name (908) 889-1600 or go to www.unioncatholic.org.