Pope John crushes Tech in girls hoops

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  • Pope John's Patrice Kali attempts a shot while double teamed. Kali scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked one shot. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Pope John's Morgan Heller scored 11 points.

  • Sussex Tech's Olivia Wolz maneuvers the ball on the court. Wolz scored three points.

  • Pope John's Chloe Captoni scored three points, grabbed two rebounds, made an assist and is credited with one steal.

  • Pope John's Aura Rispoli dribbles the ball while Sussex Tech's Marissa Munoz keeps pace during a fast break.

  • Pope John's Rispoli in the midst of a shot. Rispoli scored four points.

  • Pope John's Marissa Radics handles the ball while covered by Sussex Tech's Peyton Kinney in the fourth period.

  • Sussex Tech's Peyton Kinney holds the ball while scanning the court for an open teammate to pass to.

  • Pope John's Captoni grabs the ball during a rebound.

  • The Pope John Lions and the Sussex Tech Mustangs maneuver on the hardwood.

SPARTA — Pope John XXIII Regional High School (Sparta, N.J.) defeated Sussex County Technical School (Sparta, N.J.) in girls varsity basketball on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The final score was 61-21. The first round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament took place at Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

Kenna Squier scored a game-high 25 points with 10 rebounds and eight steals for 12th seeded Pope John. Morgan Heller added 11 points with three 3-pointers and 10 rebounds. Sienna Klotz grabbed 10 rebounds.

Lindsey Kopf had seven points with a 3-pointer for 17th seeded Sussex Tech.

Team records: Pope John Lions 8-7. Sussex Tech Mustangs 1-13.

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