Sacred Heart Academy vs. DuPont Manual (Girls)
DuPont Manual High School
January 7, 2017
Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 5-11 Fr. Grace Berger, 5-7 Jr. Kia Sivils, 5-9 Jr. Natalie Fichter, 5-5 So. Ashlee Harris, and 5-5 Jr. Kiki Samsel. Manual coach Jeff Sparks countered with 5-11 Fr. Nila Blackford, 5-10 Sr. Tonysha Curry, 5-11 Jr. Aniah Griffin, 5-2 Jr. Tyonne Howard, and 5-5 Jr. Jaela Johnson.
Manual led 23-15 after the first quarter but Sacred Heart rallied to eke out a 67-62 victory. There were seven lead changes and four ties in the game. Sacred Heart Academy shot 44.7% from the field including 10 of 16 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 12 points off eight Manual turnovers. Manual shot 39.3% from the field including five of 22 from beyond the arc. The Lady Crimsons connected on nine of 17 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 11 Sacred Heart turnovers.
Kiki Samsel led Sacred Heart with 21 points including five three point baskets, 5-6 Fr. Erin Toller added 18 points including four three point baskets and four rebounds. Grace Berger recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds. 6-0 Fr. Kristen Clemons chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Nila Blackford led Manual with 22 points , 10 rebounds, and two steals. Aniah Griffin added 20 points and four rebounds. Jaela Johnson chipped in with 11 points and six assists. Tonysha Curry recorded seven points and eight rebounds.
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Sacred Heart Academy (67) – Berger 14, Sivils 2, Fichter 0, Harris 3, Samsel 21, Toller 18, Clemons 9.
DuPont Manual (62) – Blackford 22, Curry 7, Griffin 20, Howard 2, Johnson 11.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.