Above: Chloe Moss (10) fiends off St. Raphael’s Elizabeth Bruno (2) as she reaches in for the ball.

Photos and story by Chuck Nadeau

The EGHS girls basketball team started off strong against St. Raphael’s Monday night, scoring 10 unanswered points in the first 5 minutes but St. Raph’s came back strong scoring the next 15 to lead 15 to 10.  The rest of the first half would see St. Raph’s having a slight advantage until the end when the Avengers rallied to end the first half tied at 19.

In the second half, St. Raph’s started to gain the advantage and with 7:53 left in the game led by 7 with the score 34 to 27.  EG with the help of missed free throws after intentional fouls by St. Raph’s came to within 2 (44 to 42) with 6.3 seconds left on the clock but in the end St. Raphael prevailed with a final of 46 to 43.

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EG’s Julia Blanco (2) and St. Raph’s Paige O’Brien (5) fight for the ball. Credit: Chuck Nadeau

EG’s Skyler Sullivan (12) goes down trying to make a cut. She limped off the floor but returned later after getting looked at. Credit: Chuck Nadeau

EG’s Julia Blanco (2) drives for the net as Chloe Moss (10) makes a pick for her. Photo credit: Chuck Nadeau

EG’s Julia Blanco (2) gets hit from behind by St. Raph’s Paige O’Brien (5) as she goes up for a shot. Photo credit: Chuck Nadeau