International team play


bb-olmaOur Lady of Mercy Academy, Newfield Girls’ Basketball team, and Australia’s Logan College Academy made history Dec. 29 in Newfield, as their basketball game marked the first time that a girl’s high school team has hosted an international team of players in a regular season contest, in the state of New Jersey. Visiting Our Lady of Mercy as part of their United States Tour, Australia defeated the Newfield school 48-31. Located in Greenwald, Australia, Logan College Academy is a coed school with about 500 students. Left photo, the two teams fight for the ball.

Photo by Alan M. Dumoff