St. Luke's Storm Stings The Hornets For Third Straight FAA Title

Dan Clarke
St. Luke’s Girls Varsity Basketball won a third straight FAA Tournament Championship on Saturday, February 24 when it defeated Hamden Hall 68-40.

In a scrappy opening, the Storm struggled to find its offensive rhythm but soon settled down after McKenna Frank ‘18 scored her 1000th career point for St. Luke’s. The #1 seed went on a 16-4 run late in the half to take a commanding 32-14 lead into the interval.

St. Luke’s went 9-0 in the FAA regular season and continued to show their dominance in the second period, never allowing a spirited Hamden Hall a way back into the game.

Frank (13), Maya Klein ‘18 (11), Sydney Cummings ‘19 (12) and Sophie Kriftcher ‘19 (12) led the Storm offensive with key contributions from Tamia Fulton ‘19, Janelle Johnson ‘19 and Caroline Lau ‘22 in a typically team-oriented display.

Head Coach Matt Ward was thrilled for his team: “Everyone chipped in. Everyone is playing hard and has bought into the type of basketball we need to play. They’re doing it with a toughness and an edge we’ve been searching for all season.  I’m extremely proud of them all.”

With an overall record of 26-3,  St. Luke’s was awarded the #1 seed in Class C for the NEPSAC Tournament and will face Beaver Country Day School on Wednesday, February 28. The quarterfinal contest will be at St. Luke’s at 4:00 pm.
 
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