Sacred Heart Academy vs. Newport Central Catholic (Girls)
Newport Central Catholic High School
January 5, 2013
Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 5-9 Jr. Dai Jia Ruffin, 5-7 Sr. Kristin Matula, 5-10 Sr. Caroline Long, 5-3 So. Ashley Johnson, and 5-3 So. Gretchen Samsel. Newport Central Catholic coach George Stoll countered with 5-8 So. Alexus Mayes, 5-5 Jr. Stephanie Lewis, 5-10 Jr. Nicole Kiernan, 5-2 Fr. Ansley Davenport, and 5-3 So. Michaela Ware.
Sacred Heart raced out to a 20-4 first quarter lead on their way to a 63-41 victory over Newport Central Catholic. Sacred Heart shot 60.5% from the field including three of seven from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 22 Newport Central Catholic turnovers. Newport Central Catholic shot 30.4% from the field including one of seven from beyond the arc. The Thoroughbreds connected on 12 of 22 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 30 Sacred Heart turnovers.
Dai Jia Ruffin led Sacred Heart with 24 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Ruffin was nine of 11 from the field and six of seven from the free throw line. Kristin Matula added 11 points. Gretchen Samsel chipped in with nine points. Caroline Long recorded six points and seven rebounds.
Alexus Mayes, Stephanie Lewis, and 5-6 So. MiKayla Siebert each recorded eight points for Newport Central Catholic. 5-6 Jr. Imani Lankheit pulled down seven rebounds.
Sacred Heart Academy 20 16 12 15 – 63
Newport Central Catholic 4 10 15 12 – 41
Sacred Heart Academy (63) – Ruffin 24, Matula 11, Long 6, Johnson 4, Samsel 9, Stough 3, Randal 2, Gahafer 2, Meiners 2.
Newport Central Catholic (41) – Mayes 8, Lewis 8, Kiernan 4, Davenport 0, Ware 3, Siebert 8, Lankheit 5, Neace 5.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.