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Girls Basketball: Union Catholic Pulls Away in Second Half to Defeat Plainfield, 53-35

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The Union Catholic girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 53-35 win over Plainfield on Monday in Plainfield. Credits: Jim Lambert
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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Erin McNulty and Izzy DiDario, who combined for 28 points, helped Union Catholic pull away in the final quarter for a 53-35 victory over Plainfield on Monday in Plainfield.

UC, clinging to a 22-20 lead at halftime, outscored Plainfield 13-8 in the third quarter and put the game away with an 18-7 showing in the final period to improve to 2-0 on the season.  

McNulty, a freshman, had 17 points and now has 35 points combined in the first two games of her career. DiDario scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Madison Johnson and Gabrielle Welle each had a strong all-round games for UC. Johnson had seven points, six rebounds, and four assists, and Gabrielle Welle had eight points, seven rebounds, and four assists.   
 
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The Vikings, who opened its season last Saturday with a 62-24 victory at Hillside, will be back in action on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. when it plays its home opener vs. Summit.

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