Girls Basketball: Dayton Puts in a Strong Effort and Beats Plainfield 66-50

Credits: Chip Dickson

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs bounced back from their first loss of the season and beat Plainfield High School in a Saturday morning away game, 66-50.

The Bulldogs started strong and led at the end of the first quarter 17-10.  They held on to that lead and led 31-24 at the end of the half and then pulled away in the third quarter to a 49-34 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Senior captain Amanda Lau had a hot hand scoring 24 points including five three-pointers.  She also had three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  The other senior captain Nicolette Angelo scored six points, pulled down five rebounds and made four assists.

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Junior Sayre Brandstatter scored four points, pulled down six rebounds, made six assists and made two steals.  Junior Caitlynn McTernan scored nine points, made two rebounds and had one assist. 

Senior Melanie Schickler scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and made three assists.  Senior Zoe Frei scored two points.  Sophomore Michelle Bellino scored six points and blocked one shot.

Plainfield was led by Tahni Helms-Ishmael with 17 points and Raven Williams with 14 points.

The Bulldogs are now 6-1 on the season and 2-1 in their division.  Their next game is at home at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against division rival Linden High School. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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