As a result of the sowing, the top four women’s basketball teams reached the semifinals of the Mercer County tournament at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.
Whether this trend will continue will be known on Tuesday.
The action begins at 3 p.m., when the third seeded at Notre Dame School (16-5) will meet Hightstown High (20-5). The Irish head coach James Martinos, who has won five in a row, is no stranger in the MCT semi-final round. However, to move forward, they will need to knock down Reims from head coach Jenna Marcus, who may have emotions on their side.
Heathstown enters, winning 12 games in a row, and will have the county’s first player this year trying to score 1,000 points.
Five-foot-six junior guard Kyle Glasser-Hyman, Colonial Valley Conference’s top scorer with 22.3 points per game this season, will put up this average test against the ND. She needs to score 20 points to reach a grand milestone.
The Rams are also getting 12.3 points on head from central sophomore Abby Misie 6 feet long 4 and 8.3 in weight from senior guard / forward 5-6 Izzy Benitez, so the Irish will have plenty of weapons whose defense kept the team at 33.3 points on the head, stop.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame has only one double-digit scorer this season in 5-5 senior guard Nicole Villalta-Barantes. She is gaining an average of 12.0 points per head at the top of the list of participants who would like to erase the memory of Hightown’s 51-49 loss to the Colonial Division on 1 February.
The two teams that will meet in the second semifinal, scheduled for the start at 6 pm on Tuesday, are old rivals who have not met this season.
Pennington School, which ranks fourth (20-3), will meet in this game with the best seeded Ewing High (19-1), and both will have a dynamic season.
Head coach Scott O’Neill’s team at Pennington won the New Jersey Independent Schools Prep B title last week and is in the midst of an 11-game winning streak. The O’Neill Club has three double-digit scorers, including 5-11 sophomore / forward Morgan Matthews (19.9 points), senior guard Mary Catherine “MK” Kremlin (11.9 points per game) 5-8 and freshman Izzy Augustine (5-7). 10.0 ppg). This trio also together scored 131 3-point goals this year.
“Blue Devils” head coach Dan Manferrat has dominated all rivals except Saddle River Country Day this season, which returned local forces with a single loss on January 17th. Since then, Ewing has also won 11 straight victories after his powerful three-man with 5 men -8 guard Ryan Stokes (18.6 points per game), 5-11 guard / forward Te’yala Delfos (16.7 points) and forward Joy Johnson (16.3 points per game) 5-11. In addition to problems on the strip, Stokes and Delphos also scored 49 three-pointers this season.
The two teams that survive Tuesday will return to the MCT final on Thursday at 5pm at the CURE Arena to give the women side a new champion after two-time champion Trenton Catholic was knocked out by Heathstown in the first round.