POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Could this be the year Lourdes knocks and the championship door opens? Once again, the Lourdes Warriors and the Ossining Pride will meet up for the Class AA Sectional championship after Lourdes beat Albertus Magnus at home, 75-61 and Ossining beat Ketcham 79-49 at the County Center in White Plains.
The Warriors knew they had a height advantage over Magnus, and played to that strength with Maddy Siegrist pounding the inside for a game high 25 points. But the Lourdes defense was relentless as well.
The gymnasium at Lourdes was packed with a strong representation of students from both schools. as well as family and friends. Every basket was followed by a resounding roar of the crowd that hit record decibels for that gym.
Magnus got the game to within three when Dani LaRochelle drove in to score two of her 16 points on the night, but Lourdes immediately went on a 10-0 run and the game was never that close again.
Rebecca Townes finished the night with 18 points including a buzzer beater three pointer to end the third quarter and a perfect 6-6 performance from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
Daniella Valdez finished with 16 points and 9th grader Ava Learn had 14.
Tanasha Mills led Albertus with 21 points.
In the other Class AA semi final game, Ossining beat Ketcham 79-49. Ossining vs Ketcham highlights
Lourdes and Ossining will play the Championship game on the campus of Pace College, this Saturday at 1:30 pm