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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
GIRLS BASKETBALL:St. Mary's Tello has a night to remember in win over Becton
|Becton's Sam Stallone.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Going into Tuesday night’s game against Becton, St. Mary’s Samantha Tello knew that she had the chance to do something special. Needing just 11 points to reach 1,000 for her career, Tello needed less than a half to achieve that milestone. But it was just the tip of the iceberg in a thrilling game that saw many twists and turns before Tello had the ball in her hands with time winding down in overtime and the game on the line. Although she is known more for her scoring exploits, Tello also showed how dangerous she can be distributing the ball. She tossed a perfect lob pass to Nicole Lucainin for the go-ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining in overtime to give St. Mary a huge 57-56 triumph over Becton on the road in East Rutherford. “We’re not the type of team that is going to blow out anyone so this is senior group is used to playing in close games,” said St. Mary’s head coach Joella Pounds. “They kept their composure on the floor better than I did on the sidelines today. When you have seniors like Samamtha and Makiela [Walker], who are great leaders, we feel confident that we can find a way to win at the end.” MORE...
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