Springfield Girls Basketball: Lau and McTernan Lead Dayton over Hillside 56-41

Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton girls won their fourth game in a row beating the Elizabeth Minutemen 56.41.  The victory pushed the team record to 10-1. 

Dayton gained the upper hand in the first quarter ending up with a 13-8 lead.  The Minutemen shaved two points off Dayton’s lead in the second quarter making it a three point game with Dayton leading 23-10.  The Bulldogs really gained momentum in the third quarter and widened their lead to nine points with score 39-30 at the end of the third quarter.  They scored the most points in the fourth quarter adding 17.

Junior guard Amanda Lau led Dayton with 16 points and 12 came in the second half.  Sophomore forward Caity McTernan scored more than ten points for the first time this season with 14 points. 

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Junior guard Melanie Schickler scored ten points and sophomore center Ebere Chukwuyem scored eights points.  Sophomore forward Sayre Brandstatter scored four points, while junior guard Zoe Frei and freshman center Michelle Bellino each scored two points.

Junior guard Ahjah Salters led Hillside with 17 points.

After the game Coach Rennie said "We started out slow but regained our composure and our momentum.”  He also noted it was a breakout game for Catie McTernan with her first game scoring in the double digits.

Dayton (10-1) is 6-1 in the Union County Conference – Valley Division.  The Bulldogs next game is a 5:30 p.m. away game Thursday at Roselle Park.  They are home Friday at 6 p.m. against Hoboken High School.

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