Sacred Heart beats Rye Country Day School, 46-37

Although the Convent of the Sacred Heart basketball started off incredibly slow, the Tigers regained its form and ended yesterday evening with the 46-37 victory over Rye Country Day School.

The game couldn’t have started any worse for the Tigers, as they netted two points in the first seven minutes of the game and Emily O’Sullivan was in foul trouble early. However Rye Country Day wasn’t much better, as they also could only muster two points in seven minutes

As time was slowly coming to an end in the first half, sisters Claire and Colleen O’Neill sparked Sacred Heart and helped the team gain a 16-11 halftime lead. From there the O’Neill sisters helped make sue Rye Country Day School wasn’t able to mount a comeback.

“It wasn’t pretty, but I’ll take the win,” CSH head coach Sean Green said. “I was very proud of our girls fight and togetherness in this game. They really worked together to pull this one out.”

Colleen O’Neill finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists. Her sister finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Not to be outdone was Bridget Scaturro, who added two points, six rebounds, five assists.

With the victory, the Tigers improved to 10-4 overall and 5-1 in the Fairchester Athletic Association. Up next for Sacred Heart will be a game Saturday when they tip off against Chase Collegiate.

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