SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Dayton girls basketball team lost its second game in a row to division rival Union Catholic Vikings 43-30. In their last two games, the Vikings beat the top two teams in the Union County Conference – Valley Division. Dayton is now 11-3.
The Bulldogs were recognized the night before at the Board of Education meeting for their sportsmanship. On a cold shooting night, sophomore center Ebere Chukwuyem led the Bulldogs with 12 points and ten came in the first half.
Junior guard Amanda Lau scored five points before fouling out late in the second half and sophomore forward Sayre Brandstatter also score five points. She made one three point shots and one field goal.
Junior guard Melanie Schickler and junior forward Nicolette Angelo each added three points. Sophomore guard Maggie Phillips scored two points..
The Vikings were led by seniors Andrya Robinson with 17 and Taylor Gardner with 12.
The Bulldogs trailed the entire game. At the end of the first quarter the trailed 12-8, 21-15 at the end of the half, and 34-23 at the end of the third quarter.
The next game is a home division game at 5:30 p.m Thursday against St. Mary’s High School. Then on Saturday, the Bulldogs play a 10 a.m. away game at Oak Knoll School. The Bulldogs record is now 11-3 overall and 6-2 in the division.