Sacred Heart Academy vs Archbishop Mitty (CA) (Girls)
Nike Tournament of Champions
Hamilton High School AZ
December 22, 2012
Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Kristin Matula, 5-6 Jr. Raven Merriweather, 5-9 Jr. Dai Jia Ruffin, 5-3 So. Gretchen Samsel, and 5-3 So. Ashley Johnson. Archbishop Mitty (CA) coach Sue Phillips countered with 5-10 Sr. D’Andree Galipeau, 5-10 Sr. Emily Dinger, 6-1 Jr. Kelli Hayes, 5-4 Fr. Jahnay Anderson, and 5-8 Sr. Vanessa Garner.
Gretchen Samsel hit a three point basket with 45 seconds on the clock to give Sacred Heart a 62-61 lead on their way to a 63-61 victory over Archbishop Mitty. Sacred Heart led 42-31 in the third quarter but had to survive a furious rally by Archbishop Mitty to earn the victory. Sacred Heart shot 48.1% from the field including three of eight from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 10 of 11 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 21 Archbishop Mitty turnovers. Archbishop Mitty shot 56.45 from the field including four of eight from beyond the arc. The Monarchs connected on 13 of 14 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 13 Sacred heart turnovers.
Dai Jia Ruffin led Sacred Heart with 27 points, six rebounds, six assists, and five steals. Gretchen Samsel added 10 points including two three point baskets.
Kelli Hayes led Archbishop Mitty with 18 points. Emily Dinger added 15 points including three three point baskets. Vanessa Garner chipped in with 11 points.
Sacred Heart Academy 19 17 8 19 – 63
Archbishop Mitty (CA) 12 19 10 20 – 61
Sacred Heart Academy (63) – Matula 9, Merriweather 8, Ruffin 27, Samsel 10, Johnson 7, Stough 2.
Archbishop Mitty (CA) (61) – Galipeau 4, Dinger 15, Hayes 18, Anderson 0, Garner 11, Alexander 4, Griffin 6, Chi 3.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.