Day 2 at Lady Knights Holiday Showcase

Day 2 at Lady Knights Holiday Showcase

IC Lodi and Kennedy Paterson playing in the Lady Knights Holiday Showcase.

Kennedy High School’s 2017 Holiday Showcase ran across three different days over the winter break.

On the second day Immaculate Conception (Lodi) opened against Kennedy High School. IC Lodi won 52-30. Kennedy’s Jimmirah Johnson is really tough to guard. She has a nice drop step and a hook shot. She had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Taniesha Gilbert is a fast guard who can score from the three and can attack the basket. She had 14 points.

IC’s Jordan McLemore was quick on the fast break. She went strong to the basket and finished with 13 points. Azatah Lawrence played great off the bench for IC. She did a great job of attacking the mid-range and drew fouls.

Newark Tech defeated Morristown in a nail biter, 45-40. At the end of the first quarter Tech led 8-4, but Morristown picked up speed in the second quarter. Morristown out-scored Tech 12-6 and led at the half-time 16-14. Morristown’s point guard Elizabeth Strambi had three nice outside shots and finished with a total of 17 points. A big fourth quarter by Tech earned them the lead. Tech’s Jaylah Bennett worked hard on the boards and finished with 13 points.

The third game of the day featured Life Center and Manasquan 65-59. Life Center’s Imani Lewis and Manasquan’s Faith Masonius went head-to-head for most of the game. Lewis finished with 19 points and Masonius had 18. Life Center had the lead at the half 27-23. Kaiya Burnett had 16 points, three of which were from the outside. Manasquan had a tremendous fourth quarter in which they pumped in 25 points and allowed only 14. Dara Mabrey is confident and in control as the point. She attacked the basket and had 26 points and 5 asists. Lola Mullaney added 14 points.

In the last game of the day Saddle River day defeated Immaculate Conception (Montclair) 73-55. They went on a fast run to start the game and had the lead at the end of the first quarter, 19-2. Four players for SRD ended in double digits: Carolyn “CC” Carrera with 10 points, both Sydney Watkins and Michelle Sidor with 15 points a piece, and Jaida Patrick with 22 points. IC Montclair had three players in double digits: Jailyn Lucas with 15 points, and Amaya Santiaho and Nasira Williams both with 16 points each.