With three players in foul trouble, there was not much the girls basketball team could do to stop the dramatic comeback by CHSAA Queens power Molloy.
Despite trailing for most of the game, Molloy outscored the Friars, 15-5, in the fourth quarter to force OT, according to the NY Post. Then the Stanners won it. , Rebecca Musgrove and Johanna Impellizeri each eventually fouled out as St. Anthony’s fell, 58-55, in a state CHSAA Class AA quarterfinal Wednesday night at St. Francis Prep in Queens.
“We just didn’t play one of our better games . . . and the other team played well,” St. Anthony’s Coach Ken Parham told Patch. “We made it to overtime but we lost our composure and made some bad decisions with our possessions and couldn’t survive from it.”
St. Anthony’s (23-5), the No. 21st ranked team in USA Today, lost the Siena-bound Kelly with three minutes left in regulation, Newsday reported. Kelly, the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA player of the year, finished with 16 points.
After going 22 years between postseason titles, St. Anthony’s has before losing heartbreakers in the state CHSAA playoffs.
“We had a great season with a 23-5 record and being nationally ranked by USA Today,” Parham said. "We won another NSCHSAA title with an undefeated season. But losing in the state tourney early is disappointing.”