Girls Basketball Team Advances to Quarterfinals
Natalie Draicchio, Veritas Staff
The Rockland girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 3 South Sectional tournament last night, defeating Coyle-Cassidy, 43-40 in a first round, defensive battle at the Dog Pound.
The lead went back and forth throughout the game. Rockland led by three at half-time, 18-15 but Coyle tied it up and went ahead in the second half, putting the crowd on the edge of their seats.
Junior Kyra Rose had a total of 23 points and 12 rebounds, senior Kallie Morss had a total of 8 points and, freshman Erika Ochenduszko had 8 rebounds to lead the Lady Bulldogs to the victory. Kyra Rose and Danielle O’Brien both hit huge 3’s while the clock in the fourth quarter while Ochenduszko and Rose hit free throws at the end to secure the victory.
Number 3 seed Rockland (17-4) will be facing the number 11 seed Bishop Stang (12-9) in the quarterfinals Friday in another home game at 6:30 pm.