Adapting to the tough pressures of a shorter basketball court and loud fans, the Convent of the Sacred Heart basketball team traveled to School of the Holy Child and came away with the hard-fought 60-55 victory yesterday afternoon.
Colleen O’Neill led the way by netting 18 points, four assists and three steals, while teammate Emily O’Sullivan added 17 points and nine rebounds. Bridget Scaturro finished with 14 points and two boards.
“Games are always tough there because Holy Child plays really strong on offense and defense,” CSH head coach Sean Green said. “They really pressure the ball. On top of that, the court is a little short and narrow, so it’s easy to clog things up. Our defense is based on spacing, so playing on a non-regulation court can be a problem. I was very proud of the way the girls fought today. They really pulled together when it counted.”
With the victory, the Tigers improved to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in the FAA. Sacred Heart will be back in action Thursday when they travel to Stamford for a game against King School at 5.