Down 12 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Ursuline B rallied back to defeat Good Counsel 57-52 in overtime in the consolation game of the Eastchester Tournament on Saturday.
Ursuline B (2-1) trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter. But fueled in part by freshman Katie McLoughlin’s 14 second-half points and Molley Sheehan’s late-game heroics, the Koalas made a 21-10 fourth-quarter run.
“She was able to create things on the offense for us and was very aggressive,” Ursuline B coach Kathleen LiBurdi said of McLoughlin. “She was seeing things so clearly out there and was reading what the defense was giving her. She’s a very smart player as a freshman.”
With 35 seconds left in the fourth, the senior captain Sheehan sank a three-pointer to draw Ursuline to within three. Then, as time expired, Sheehan nailed anothere three-pointer to send the game into overtime tied at 47.
The Koalas’ stout defense limited Good Counsel to only five points in overtime to secure Ursuline’s second win of the season.
“It helps boost our team’s confidence,” LiBurdi said of the comeback. “It shows that they can come back from any deficit if they play well together.”
McLoughlin finished the game with 16 points. Johanna Levine had 26 points for the Good Counsel.
Best of the rest: Clarkstown South’s Laura Castaldo scored her 1,000th career varsity point in a 61-42 win over Sleepy Hollow. (See separate post for more info) … Cassidy Wooten hit for 22 points as Ardsley defeated Dobbs Ferry 58-48 in the consolation round of the Irvington Tournament. … Laurilyn Gelardi (pictured right) had 23 points for Irvington in a 70-52 win over Blind Brook in the championship game of William WarnockTournament. … Jalay Knowles hit for 10 points but Ossining fell 69-38 to Pennsylvania’s Spring-Ford High in a game played in the Bahamas.
Saturday, December 7
Kennedy 48, Bishop Loughlin 37
Spring-Ford (Penn.) 69, Ossining 38
Pelham 55, Woodlands 38
Bill Green Holiday Tournament at Bronxville
Consolation: Rye Neck 46, Tuckahoe 32
Championship: Bronxville 38, Keio 17
Byram Hills tournament
Consolation: Maria Regina 69, Yonkers 38
Championship: Pearl River 52, Byram Hills 30
Consolation: Ursuline B 57, Good Counsel 52, OT
Consolation: Hackley 50, King 35
Kari Pizzitola Tournament at Scarsdale
Championship: Scarsdale 62, Mahopac 59
Championship: Lakeland 31, Clarkstown North 25
North Rockland tournament
Consolation: Nyack 57, Mount Vernon 46
Championship: Beacon 69, North Rockland 54
Championship: Pawling 43, Palisade Prep 20
Sleepy Hollow tournament
Championship: Clarkstown South 61, Sleepy Hollow 42
William Warnock tournament at Irvington
Consolation: Ardsley 58, Dobbs Ferry 48
Championship: Irvington 70, Blind Brook 52
Prediction record tonight: 11-3
Season prediction record: 33-15