Kearney claws Fontbonne for first place win

Bishop Kearney 60 Fontbonne 45

Last season’s 2014 Brooklyn-Queens Division II playoff winner, Bishop Kearney hosted the newly minted Bonnies, who also had success last year finishing in first place (12-2) during the regular season.

With senior center Adrianna Boumoussa out due to injury (ligament) from the previous game with St. Edmund Prep, Fontbonne started the game with an early disadvantage.

Despite the disadvantage, the Bonnies kept pace with the Tigers as Meaghan Glynn (14 points) and Emily Lind (12 points) led the Fontbonne offense as Kearney went out to a 28-23 half time lead.

In the second half, Kearney continued to build on their winning margin with a 44-36 third quarter lead as the Tigers used their height advantage to take away Fontbonne’s offensive rebounds.

Commenting on the height factor and the game, Fontbonne’s Glynn stated, “I think we played well considering our big [girl] was hurt. This game taught us that we have to do a better job of boxing out. Our guards played well tonight against the top team in the division.”

Virtually quiet in the first half, Kearney center Jen Kaye scored 10 of her 11 points in the second half and pulled down multiple rebounds to deny the Bonnies a second chance for a shot. Along with Kaye’s rebounding efforts, Kailey O’Grady ran the court all night against (1-2) Fontbonne to finish as the game’s high scorer with 23 points to propel (6-0) Kearney into first place.

On O’Grady’s game effort, Kearney Coach Rocco Sellito stated, “Kailey loves handling the ball and going to the basket. She has a great mid-range shot that makes her dangerous. She’s a junior that plays like an experienced senior.”

In the earlier Junior Varsity game, the Fontbonne squad beat the Tigers by the score of 40-32.

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