Sharing the ball was essential for the St. Anthony’s girls basketball team Friday night, and now they’re a win away from sharing a CHSAA title.
St. Anthony’s beat powerhouse Christ the King, 59-51, in the CHSAA Class AA semifinals at St. John Villa in Staten Island.
“We can accomplish a lot of things when we work hard and play together,” Friars senior guard Etalyia Vogt said. “We want to win states and if we continue to play the way we did tonight I think we can.”
Vogt lead the Friars with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Teammate Jayla Jones-Pack added 12 points, seven rebounds, five blocks, two steals and an assist, and Taylor Goode had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
After finishing the first quarter tied at 14, the Friars took a 28-25 lead into halftime and never relinquished the lead.
“The girls did a great job sharing the ball tonight,” coach Kenneth Parham said. “They were able to find an open teammate and make things happen.”
St. Anthony’s will face Monsignor Scanlan in the CHSAA Class AA final at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. John Villa. — PETER KERSICH