SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team, playing twice in 15-hour span over two days, split a pair of weekend contests, falling to New Providence and then turning around quickly and defeating Cranford. The results leave the Hilltoppers with a 7-2 record.
Arid Offensive Stretch Leads to Loss Versus Pioneers, 46-25
Locked in a two-point contest late in the first half, Summit suffered an offensive drought that lasted until the fourth quarter. The Hilltoppers went from trailing 17-15 with 1:40 to go in the second quarter to down 38-15. The Maroon and White claimed the final frame 10-8 but, by then, the damage was done and so was Summit's four-game winning streak.
Junior Olivia Lawlor led Summit with 12 points and senior captain Kiran McCormick added six. Meghan Lamann (12), Lindsay Kinum (11), Grace Kelly (8) and Megan Slattery (8) drove the scoring for the still unbeaten Pioneers (9-0).
Yorio Double-Double, 19 from Lawlor Power Win Over Cranford, 53-31
Summit was raring to go for the 10:30 a.m. morning start at the Main Gym and jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead. Ahead 25-11 at the half, The 'Top put the game away with a 17-point third stanza that drove the home team's lead to 24 points, at 42-18. From there, it was an eight-minute joyride to win number seven on the season.
Senior captain Annabella Yorio earned a sweet Double-Double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Lawlor scored a game-high 19 and junior Laurel Zona added seven. Elizabeth McCaffrey paced Cranford with eight points.
Next up for Summit is February 22 tilt against Caldwell at the Main Gym. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.