Villagers creep past Crusaders


Photos by Alan M. Dumoffbasketball2-webbasketball1-web

In a hotly contested high school girls’ basketball game, the Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Newfield) Villagers narrowly defeated the Wildwood Catholic Crusaders, 46-44, on Monday, Jan. 10. Although trailing 24-23 at halftime, the Villagers surged ahead after Bridget Dandrea scored 10 of her 14 points in the third quarter. For Wildwood Catholic, Carlie Senatore and Laura Martin each had 12 points. Left: The Villagers’ Karli Ernst finds nowhere to go amidst Crusaders defenders. Right: despite the best efforts of Our Lady of Mercy Academy’s Anne Brewer, Lizzie McCallion shoots and gets two points for Wildwood Catholic.