Results from the Elite 8 Round of the 2018 Bergen County Tournament

Results from the Elite 8 Round of the 2018 Bergen County Tournament

Old Tappan's Alex George posting up on Immaculate Conception's Rose Sandiford.

On Saturday, February 4, 2018, the Quaterfinals of the BCWCA’s Bergen County Tournament took place at Pascack Valley.

  • Pascack Valley defeated Ridgefield Park, 76-42, and Bri Wong scored her 1,000th point.
  • The most exciting game of the day took place when Immaculate Conception Lodi won in over time against Old Tappan, 45-44.
  • Saddle River Day defeated Westwod, 87-37.
  • The day concluded with IHA coming back to defeat Paramus Catholic, 65-46.

Pascack Valley (PV) and Ridgefield Park

PV’s Toriana Tabasco started the game off on fire. She hit a corner three-point shot and then when she got the ball back she aggressively attacked the basket and drew a foul. She made both foul shots. Shortly before the quarter ended she hit another three-point shot, this time from the opposite corner. Tabasco finished with 10 points.

Ridgefield Park’s Trisha Tellian slashed the lane a few times to score or distribute to teammates. She also had an outside shot. She ended with 11 points.

Kelly Petro was on fire the the arch. She nailed four three-point shots and finished with a total of 18 points. Petro is also a good defender and can contest shots easily on the wings.

Late in the game Bri Wong scored her 1,000th point on a fast-break layup. Wong finished with 17 points.

Immaculate Conception (IC) and Old Tappan (OT)

IC started the game on and 8-0 run, but right when the game looked like it was going to be too-easy Old Tappan made some adjustments and earned the lead. The quarter ended with OT ahead, 10-9.

OT’s Alex George led the team from inside. She was great at sealing, getting rebounds, and finishing. She also drew fouls and made her way to the foul line. She finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assits, 3 steals and 4 blocked shots.

It was IC who was up by one to enter the half time, 19-18. Jordan McLemore did everything needed for the team to win, which included scoring two fade away jumpers under pressure. She also controlled the ball at the end during the delay. She had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

OT’s Jackie Kelly, the team’s sharpshooter, did not disappoint. She had 19 points, 12 of which were scored from outside the arch. Kelly is quick and can go off screens or cut to get open.

IC and Old Tappan swapped the lead in the fourth quarter before tying to end the game, 40-40. IC earned the first lead in the overtime, but Old Tappan was quick behind. They matched each other basket for basket, but it ultimately came down to IC securing the ball and using up the clock. With a few seconds remaining Old Tappan earned the ball back and got a shot off, but it did not fall.

IC’s Jariah Patterson and Eleanor Robinson both had 12 points each.

Saddle River Day and Westwood

Saddle River Day immediately built a big lead on Westwood. They led 20-7 at the end of the first quarter and at the half-time they led 41-15. Their highest scoring quarter was the fourth quarter in which they out-scored Westwood 28-10. On Saddle River Day, Michelle Sidor pumped out 32 points, which included 6 three-point shot. Sydney Watkins had 21 points, which included three three-point shots. Jaida Patrick had 13 points. Patrick is extremely versatile and can play virtually every position.

Westwood had difficulty breaking the Saddle River Day press, but never gave up. They hustled one very possession and had a few great moves. They looked for loose balls and attacked open seams for opportunities to score.

Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA) and Paramus Catholic (PC)

Long-time rivals IHA and PC met in the Quarterfinals. In addition to playing each other in the counties IHA and PC play each other in the league and could also potentially play each other in the state tournament.

Paramus Catholic accumulated a good lead to start the game and ended the first quarter ahead, 19-12.

With about 4 minutes left in the first half IHA started chipping away at the PC lead until they ultimately tied it, 35-35.

IHA played the best second half they have played so far this season. They came back for the win by scoring 18 points in the third quarter and holding PC to 4. In the fourth quarter they out-scored them again 12-7. IHA’s Anna Morris is proving to be able to score from anywhere. She had 19 points. Annie Walsh had 14, which included three three-point shots, Brittany Graff had 11 points, and A’Nyah Baker had 10 points. Paramus Catholic’s Sarah Scerbak had 15 points plus 5 assists. Both Julianna Kascic and Aria Myers had 8 points each.