RAHWAY, NJ – The Patrick School is the number one seed in the Union County Girls Basketball Tournament and 20th in New Jersey. They played up to their billing Friday in a quarterfinal game against the Bulldogs and came away with a convincing 60-36 win.
Patrick School started strong with a 23-5 first quarter. The added to their lead with a 12-9 second quarter went into the half with a 21-point advantage, 35-14. Dayton’s shots started to fall in the third quarter. The Bulldogs narrowed Patrick’s lead to nine points and were down by 11 going into the fourth quarter, 42-31. Patrick regained control of the game in the fourth quarter.
Senior Captain Amanda Lau and junior Caitlynn McTernan led the Bulldogs with 12 points each.
Junior Sayre Brandstatter scored seven points and sophomore Michelle Bellino scored five points.
The Patrick School was led by Brennah Cody with 20 points and Lashae Dwyer with 15 points. Patrick controlled the boards with 43 rebounds. They also had eight assists, 13 steals and a blocked shot.
The Bulldogs are 18-3 for the season and return home Tuesday for Senior Night in a 7:00 p.m. contest against Dunellen High School.
The semifinal games of the Union County Tournament feature The Patrick School against fifth seeded Cranford High School and second seeded Roselle Catholic High School against third seeded Westfield High School.