SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Dayton Girls Basketball won their second game of the season beating Scotch Plains-Fanwood 55-44. They are now 2-0 heading into the winter break,
Sayre Brandstatter led the way with 20 points including six three pointers. Amanda Lau added 17 points including two three pointers.
Other Bulldogs scoring were Melanie Schickler with seven, Nicolette Angelo with six, Zoe Frei with three, and Maggie Phillips with two points.
Unlike their first game, the Bulldogs built up a solid lead of 30-22 in the first half and held on to it.
After the first seven minutes of the third quarter, Scotch Plains-Fanwood narrowed the lead to four points, or 35-31. In the last minute of the third quarter, the Bulldogs two top scorers helped the team regain the momentum going into the fourth quarter with a 40-31 lead.
With less than sixty seconds to play in the quarter, Brandstatter hit a long three pointer from a point between the top of the free throw area and half court. Scotch Plains-Fanwood was unsuccessful in its next attempt and Amanda Lau ended the quarter with a two pointer.
Coach Rennie noted after the game that the team made adjustments when needed. He then reflected about the team, “They have maturity and work hard to get better. They are a great group to work with.”
During the holiday break, the Bulldogs will be home for the annual Joe Pepe Holiday Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 27 with a matchup against Mount Olive at 4 p.m. Also playing in the tournament are Freehold Borough and Morristown Beard.
After the game, Zoe Frei and her mother Amy (left); and Sayre Brandstatter and her mother Tracy (right), were knd enough to stand for a picture.