Cardinal O’Hara takes TOC tournament

This is taken from the story on my employer’s website, fullcourt.com – the best reporting at TOC:

Cardinal O’Hara Takes TOC Title

Cardinal O’Hara stayed perfect Monday night improving to 10-0 on the season and likely gaining the #1 ranking in the country after defeating Bolingbrook 48-41. (Some may remember one website predicted a 7 point win by Cardinal O’Hara). Morgan Tuck who was the star for Bolingbrook all tournament long only scored 10 points in the effort which was her lowest point total of the weekend. Cardinal O’Hara played a box and 1 on Tuck which gave Bolingbrook problems first to final whistle. Natasha Cloud who is committed to Maryland was assigned to Tuck throughout the game and was the key on defense in stopping her. Ariel Massengale led Bolingbrook with 19 points in the loss. Cardinal O’Hara was led by a balanced effort but Stephanie Holzer scored a quiet 13 points compared to her other performances during the event. Alicia Manning who is headed to Lafayette next year lead Cardinal O’Hara with 14 points. All four of Cardinal O’Hara’s signed seniors scored in the win, which was their first TOC Championship.

Southern California’s own Mater Dei also finished perfect with a 63-41 win last night over Bishop Gorman of Nevada. No doubt this will change their ranking, which had previously been about 18 among Southern California schools.

Also from fullcourt:

Oak Ridge Struggles Again

After starting TOC as one of the hottest teams in the event Oak Ridge lost in the third place game to Regis Jesuit out of Colorado 52-44. Jesuit was led by a prolific performance by UCLA bound Mariah Williams who scored 13 points and controlled the game from the point guard spot. Oak Ridge led by four at halftime 32-28, but gave up 24 second half points in the loss. The past two game Oak Ridge has been beat by a total of 32 total points in the second half (68-32). Kortni Jones, who has signed at Middle Tennessee State, only scored seven points for Oak Ridge.

The TOC All-Tournament Team:

MVP: Stephanie Holzer, (Cardinal O’Hara); Senior Ariel Massengale, (Bolingbrook); Sophomore Morgan Tuck, (Bolingbrook); Freshman Justine Hartman, (Brea Olinda); Sophomore Alisha Womack, (Cardinal O’Hara); Senior Chelsea Gray, (St. Mary’s); Junior Samarie Walker, (Chaminade Julienne); Junior Janae Coffee, (Clovis West); Junior Anne Marie Armstrong, (Wesleyan); Senior Kortni Jones, (Oak Ridge); Senior Mariah Williams, (Regis Jesuit).

I guess I need to go check out a Brea game to see this freshman, Hartman. Wow.

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