Gordon Ladies defeat Maria Mystics 51-34

Gordon Tech Rams (6-11) bounced back with authority after Monday night’s loss to Mt. Assisi by playing stellar defense and draining three point field goals to put away the Maria Mystics Wednesday night.

Junior guard for the Rams, Jenny Carroll poured in 15 points. Senior forward Katelynn Reed added eight points of her own, giving the Mystics all they could handle. Gordon Tech cruised to a 51-34 victory.

Gordon Tech forced the Mystics into many turnovers and capitalized with great shooting as they jumped out early with a 13-5 first quarter lead.

Sophomore center, Melanie Claudio for the Rams caused some trouble in the paint while Maria’s quick guards tried racing to the basket. LaNaisa Lee (13 points) got things going for the Mystics.

Maria teammate Tyna Bowens (10 points) did all she could in the paint to try and slow the game down. But by the end of the third frame Gordon had jumped out to a 39-21 lead.

They didn’t look back.

Game notes: Gordon Tech starter Samantha Martinez sat out the game with a bruised hip. When asked about her injury, Coach Tom Kane said, “she has had some tough falls lately and I wanted to rest her up. She could have played if we really would have needed her.”

Seton Academy defeats Gordon 41-27

A low field goal percentage and a tough full court press from Seton Academy was all Gordon Tech (6-12) could take, as the Lady Sting made their free throws down the stretch to seal a 41-27 victory Friday.

Two days after beating Catholic League foe Maria, Gordon Tech had a difficult time putting consecutive baskets together versus the Lady Sting of Seton Academy.

Sophomore center Melanie Claudio tried to keep it close for Gordon Tech as she scored eight points in the paint. Junior guard Samantha Martinez, back from injury, scored 5 points for the Rams.

The Rams only scored four points in the third quarter and found themselves behind by 10 in the middle of fourth quarter, so, they had some work to do. Ariana Jackson (12 points) paved the way for the Lady Sting and hit her free throws down the stretch to help give her team the win.

Seton Academy’s star, Deanna Wellere was held to 9 points on the evening.

Gordon Tech is on the road for their next four contests. They play De La Salle next. Game time is 6:30P Tuesday, January 18.

St. Bens Lady Bengals knock off Seton Academy

Senior guard, Heather Obmann got to the free throw line early and often as the St. Benedict’s Bengals knocked off Seton Academy 47-34, Friday night.

Sophomore Alexis Genge helped break through the second half full-court press by Seton, to help seal the deal. Victoria Orlowski had some key buckets down the stretch to keep Seton Academy at bay, just when it looked like they would pull within striking distance late in the third quarter.

Ybarra for Seton Academy had big shots in the post, pulling Seton Academy to a 34-28 deficit with a little under 2 minutes left to play in the third. The full court press seemed to stifle St. Ben’s as they looked to regain their composure.

A couple big stops late in the game and big baskets by Orlowski helped the Bengals in the fourth quarter and pull away with a 47-34 victory in front of their home crowd.