St. Vincent rallied from a daunting 18-2 first-period deficit to overhaul Roseland University Prep, 51-44, in North Central League II girls basketball play on Friday in Santa Rosa.
The Lady Mustangs got themselves in and out of trouble with 3-point shooting. They missed all eight shots from distance in the opening stanza, and the Knights took advantage by working the ball inside for easy baskets as a frustrated St. Vincent coach Jim Fagundes cleared his bench early to establish a wake-up call.
“I could see early in our warm-ups before the game that the girls were not really ready to play, and they just went through the motions,” Fagundes said. “We had to do something to wake them up.”
It was a long road back, but the Mustangs came back to narrow the count to 25-20 at halftime thanks to some good foul shooting by guard Alexandra Saisi. Saisi meshed 7-of-10 attempts from the stripe after aggressively going to the hoop on fouls by the retreating Knights. A 3-pointer by Sophia Skubic helped in the rally.