Immaculate Conception defeated Hasbrouck Heights on December 20, 2011 with a score of 73-17.
In the first half Immaculate Conception played a stifling full court defense that Hasbrouck Heights could not break. They held Hasbrouck Heights to only two points in the first quarter, 23-2, and two points in the second quarter, 44-4.
Immaculate Conception has a strong outside and inside team. They have several three-point scoring threats, guards with the ability to attack the basket, and two six-foot post players inside.
For fans who believe that the team losing can get nothing out of a game like this, senior co-captain for Hasbrouck Heights, Paulina Paulino, explained that her team does value games like this. She stated that at no point during the game did she feel discouraged. As a leader, she tries to keep her team motivated by, “reminding them that it’s not always about the win, but about making yourself and our team stronger than the day before and accomplishing smaller goals.”
Paulina then explained that one of their goals was to slow down Immaculate Conception in the second half, which they did by only allowing them to score 29 points against them rather than the first half of 44. Another goal they had was to use more ball fakes while on offense. By doing this Hasbrouck Heights scored 13 points in the second half, whereas in the first half they only scored 4.
Although the scoreboard may not always reflect a win, accomplishing team and individual goals can make it a winning game for all.
Immaculate Conception Stats
Kelcey Castro – 4 DR, 2 OR, 3 A, 20 PTS (4/4 FL)
Samantha Fuehring – 4 DR, 9 OR, 6 S, 18 PTS
Kaitlin McGeown – 2 OR, 2 DR, 1 S, 4 PTS
Alyssa Sinski – 1 OR, 1 A, 1 S, 6 PTS
Shakir Negron – 2 DR, 3 OR, 2 A, 1 S, 7 PTS
Paige Frankel – 3 DR, 1 OR, 5 S, 4 A, 7 PTS
Erin Stacievic – 1 OR, 1 A, 6 PTS
Whitney Ly – 1 A
Amanda Zielinski – 2 OR, 1 DR, 1 S, 1 A, 1 B
Morgan Sim – 1 DR, 2 PTS
Amanda Saab – 1 OR, 2 PTS
Samantha Krakower – 3 S, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Erin Baker – 1 A
Hasbrouck Heights Stats
Pauline Paulino – 1 OR
Jordyn Anderson – 4 DR, 2 PTS (0/1 FL)
Kristine Augay – 2 DR
Daniella Castellanos – 1 DR, 1 OR, 2 A, 2 PTS
Nicole Caller – 1 DR, 1 S, (0/2 FL)
Carolyn Clites – 1 DR, 2 PTS
Stefanie Pagan – 2 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 3 PTS (1/1 FL)
Chrissy Halpin – 1 DR
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)