It was senior night at Seton Catholic in the girls final home game. Not only was it a special night to honor our 3 senior players’ last home game, it was also a game with playoff implications on the line vs Castle Rock. A win for the Cougs would mean a “play in” game with Castle Rock on Monday of next week. A loss by us and Castle Rock Secures the 4th and final spot in the district playoffs.
With a playoff atmosphere there was no better place to be than in Seton’s gym as the two teams took the floor and things heated up quickly as Seton came out on fire! Katie Willis opened the game with a three and proceeded to hit four straight jumpers as she put up 11 of Seton’s first 13 points! The Cougs went on to finish the 1st quarter with a 6 point lead 23-17.
The offense began to stall in the 2nd and Castle Rock found their rhythm. The Rockets went on to a 12-0 run in the final three minutes of the half and Seton trailed at the break by 8. In the third period both teams went at each other with everything they had. The game was physical and intense. The Rockets built a double digit lead only to have it closed down to 5 at the ned of the third as Jasmine Morgan scored 7 straight points including back to back threes. At the end of three it was a five point game.
In the fourth Castle Rock again extended the lead out to 10 but once again The Cougs mounted a charge and with 4 minutes left had the game back down to five. Foul trouble caught up to us though as Jasmine Morgan picked up her 5th. Seton seemed to lose a bit of their energy and found themselves once again down double digits with just two minutes to go. But back to back threes by the Willis sisters brought us right back in the game and with 30 seconds left it was just a two possession game. Castle Rock managed to sink some crucial free throws in the end and escape with the four point victory over Seton.
Katie Willis led all scorers with her career high 18 points including starting the game going 4 for 4 from outside the paint. Jasmine Morgan stayed on pace of her scoring average with 17 points. Freshman Maddie Willis chipped in 8 points for the Cougs.
Seton will travel to Stevenson on Thursday for their final game of the season.
A big thank you to our seniors. Claire Kirn (2 years of basketball), Aislinn Hogan (2 years of basketball), Riley McDonough ( 2 years of team managing) and Katherine “Kat” Zdunich! (four years of varsity basketball!)
Thank you so much seniors. We are so proud of you and blessed to have you as representatives of our school!