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Tampa Catholic girls use D to shut down AHN

TAMPA — With plenty of help from its defense, Tampa Catholic cruised to a 67-30 victory Tuesday against Academy of the Holy Names. The Crusaders held Selena Castillo, the Jaguars' leading scorer, to five points.

AHN led by one with 2:39 remaining in the first quarter. But the Crusaders went on an eight-point run to end the quarter and then never looked back.

Led by senior Colette Eule's 21 points, the Crusaders continued to have their way until halftime, playing a wide perimeter and capitalizing on turnovers to come up with easy baskets. The Jaguars scored just six in the second quarter as the Crusaders headed for the locker room with a 33-16 halftime lead.

"We did a good job of shutting down one of their better scorers and they just could not shut us down," Tampa Catholic coach Nancy Kroll said. "The game plan going in was to work on our defensive press and we accomplished that tonight."

AHN struggled to contain Tampa Catholic's outside shooters. TC (7-1, 3-0) had four players connect on 3-pointers, which turned out to be the final blow to the Jaguars (3-1, 1-1).

The Jaguars' leading scorer was Christina Socias with 14 points.

Micah Kroll finished with 12 for the Crusaders.

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Tampa Catholic girls use D to shut down AHN 12/08/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 11:45pm]
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