SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton girls traveled to St. Mary in Elizabeth and scored a season high 80 points in their 80-54 victory. The victory pushed the team’s record to 6-0. Every healthy player got in the game according to Coach Rennie.
Junior guard Amanda Lau poured in 29 points including four three pointers. Sophomore guard Sayre Brandstatter scored 18 points and that included hitting two three pointers. Sophomore center Ebere Chukwuyem added ten points in the victory.
The remaining 23 points were well distributed. Juniors Nicollete Angelo and Zoe Frei each scored six points. Senior Captain Emma Ares and sophomore Caity Mcternan each scored four points, while freshman Michelle Bellino scored all three points from the foul line. Sophomores Julia Cohen and Maggie Phillips scored two points each.
Zaria Butler led the Hilltoppers with 26 points including six three pointers.
Jonathan Dayton led 13-10 at the end of the first quarter. They widened their led by nine five points in the second quarter and led 32-20 at the end of the first half. The third quarter was their most productive quarter with 27 points compared to 18 for the Hilltoppers. The Bulldogs sustained their momentum in the fourth quarter with 23 points compared to 15 points for the Hilltoppers.
Dayton (6-0) is 3-0 in the Union County Conference – Valley Division. The Bulldogs next game is a home game Saturday at 1 p.m. vs. Oak Knoll School and a battle for first place. Oak Knoll is 4-0 in the conference and 6-0 overall.