Kearney Wins Home Opener At The Buzzer
Sophomore Jill Brady hit a running jumper at the buzzer to give Kearney a 57-55 win in the opener. With the Tigers down 55-51 Senior Jen Lawler hit 2 free throws to bring the Tigers within 2 points. Moments later Senior Maryanne Welsh converted a steal into a layup to knot the score at 55. With 11 seconds left Kearney caused a turnover to set up the winning basket.
With Kearney down 27-19 at the half they came out on fire in the third. Their stifling defense turned into offensive opportunities as Kearney went on a 21-7 run to close out the third up 40-27. Mary Louis went on a run of its own in the fourth but it wasn’t enough to keep the Tigers down.
Senior Maryanne Welsh finished with 16 points 12 rebounds Sophmore Jill Brady had 12 points 6 assists 6’2" freshman Maria Laterza had 12 points 10 rebounds and seniors Jen Lawler and Jeannie Clyde 7 points a piece Junior Anna Buzzeta played excellent defense. Next up in the schedule for the Tigers: December 11 vs. St. Joseph Hill, Away, 7:45 p.m., December 13 vs. Molloy Away 6:30 p.m. December 17 vs. Midwood at Home 4:30 p.m.