Girls Basketball: St Edward edges out Aurora Central
Updated: December 17, 2011 10:30PM
Saturday’s contest between Aurora Central Catholic and St. Edward had the makings of a great girls varsity basketball matchup on paper. Both teams are off to great starts in the Suburban Christian Conference, and Saturday’s game at St. Ed’s was a huge game for both teams.
The game would turn out to be even better on the court, and the Wave proved to be the better team on this night, defeating Aurora Central 60-55.
St. Ed’s (9-3, 3-2) dominated the first quarter before the Chargers (10-3, 3-2) really started playing their game. The Chargers held a 28-19 at the half and four minutes into the third quarter increased the lead to 15 points. That is when the shots started falling for the Lady Wave.
“We were getting such good looks, it just seemed like for a while there was a lid on the basket,” said St. Edward coach Michelle Dawson. “Once the shots started to fall late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter, I knew we could make a game out of it.”
Once St. Ed started hitting the shots, the Chargers had a tough time answering. The Lady Wave pulled to within four points after the third quarter and dominated the rest of the game. Katie Swanson converted a three-point play for St. Edward to give them a 51-49 lead with just under five minutes to play, and the Lady Wave would not look back.
Madeline Kerr led the Lady Wave with 11 points on Saturday night. Rena Ranallo added 10 more for St. Edward.
“Our defense was just horrible for a long stretch of the game and they (Aurora Central Catholic) took advantage,” said Kerr. “Our bench was huge for us late in the game and provided a lot of energy which we really needed.”
The Chargers were led by Jackie Cardona who scored a game high 20 points. Katilyn Rosa added 13 for Aurora Central Catholic.