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Kennedy defense holds off Woodlands in final minutes

Posted By Rob Cristino On February 22, 2012 @ 9:24 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]With the way the score was at the end of the first half, it sure didn’t seem like this would be a game that came down to the wire.

Kennedy took a 14-point lead (29-15) into the second half and looked to be in cruise control, as Woodlands couldn’t catch a break and was definitely rattled in the first half.

The Falcons committed 12 total fouls in a wild first half, but were able to slow things down in the third quarter and chip away at the Gaels’ lead.

Imani Tilford and Shanice Perry accounted for every single point that Woodlands would score in the first half, as Tilford led the team with eight points and Perry had seven.

Tilford would finish with a game-high 18 points, while Perry finished with 10 points. Nicole Brooks also added eight points in the loss.

Brooks had hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the second one putting the Falcons within two points of Kennedy (34-32) with 5:15 left to play in the game. But the Kennedy defense held strong to maintain the lead.

Kennedy’s Leah Green would later hit a key 3-pointer to give the Gaels some cushion, 39-33, with 3:33 left in the game and she would come up big again with only two seconds remaining when she went to the foul line and hit the game-clinching free throw to give the Gaels a 42-38 victory.

Greene, Sara Dowd, and Kiera Hennessy each scored nine points in the win. Hennessy also grabbed 12 rebounds and Shayna Gaskins had 10 boards.

The No. 4 seeded Gaels will square off against the top-seeded Irvington Bulldogs in a Class B semifinals matchup that will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8:15 p.m.

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#1 Comment By . On February 22, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

The good thing about woodlands losing,we won’t have the fat lady acting like a fool at the county center.LOL….

#2 Comment By Hooper On February 23, 2012 @ 8:50 am

Irvington by 40 and that’s being nice, too bad Irvin. Can’t play some quality teams at the Cc.

#3 Comment By Call it On February 23, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

Congrats to the Kennedy girls on there win, they played hard and came out on top v.s a very talented woodlands team. Not to take any credit from them at all but something has to be done about the officiating, I was at the game and have never witnessed such a blaintly lob sided called game. The woodlands girls were getting whistle on one end for touch fouls but getting hammered on the other end. Kudos to the girls and there coach (i myself wouldve been t’d up) for maintaing there composure and attempting to play through what seemed to be an “agenda”, let the kids play…I think that speaks volumes for the direction of the girls basketball program and it’s athletic dept…all woodlands naysayers take note.


#4 Comment By Poor excuse!! On February 23, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

Come On!!It’s over woodlands LOST!!Enough with the Ref bail out!!When woodlands can’t win fair and square they send in the butchers!!What’s your Agenda!!!We should of kept old coach,,,,,We going down hill with new coach,,,DONE!!!

#5 Comment By Call it On February 28, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

You sound bitter, poor excuse… Perfect name for you because your statement is ridiculous…woodlands in contrary to what you think did not play dirty, which Is what your saying..WRONG…FYI the program will be fine with Coach Ty …just sit back and watch see ya in nine months

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