Holy Angels defeated Teaneck in overtime, 78-70, in the Bergen County Tournament.
With their signature full court press, Teaneck put the pressure on Holy Angels throughout the whole game. By being able to play deep into their roster, Teaneck never gets tired. They led at the end of the first quarter, 18-14.
Holy Angels worked to get the ball across court with fakes and sharp passes, but Teaneck prevailed. With 3:13 left in the half Teaneck went on a run and earned an 11 point lead, 31-20. At the half-time Teaneck led 35-26.
Holy Angels’ Amanda Fields played big underneath. She had 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals, and with her turn and face jumper she earned 11 points.
Teaneck’s Jakelle King-Gilchrist attacked the basket and made her way to the foul line. She finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, and one assist.
With 3:35 remaining in the third quarter Holy Angels’ Jackie Jerkovich tied the game, 40-40. Jackie had seven rebounds, three steals, three assists, and 16 points. Both teams remained scoreless for the next two minutes until Melanie Lockett scored the basket to give Holy Angels the lead, 42-40. They ended the third quarter in the lead, 48-40.
King-Gilchrist hit a layup and drew a foul with 1:34 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game, 59-59. She made the foul shot, which earned Teaneck a one point lead.
With 14.4 seconds remaining Jackie Jerkovich hit a free throw to make the Angels’ lead 62-60, but this was answered by Olivia Logan who got an offensive rebound for Teaneck and scored the basket, forcing the overtime, 62-62.
Holy Angels took the lead at the start of the overtime. Angels’ Melanie Lockett met the Teaneck speed with speed of her own. She had three rebounds, one blocked shot, four steals, one assist, and 33 points.
With 1:50 remaining in the overtime Holy Angels went into a delay of game play, with a score of 67-64. Teaneck fouled to stop the clock and worked to score when they got the ball back, but it was never enough to take the lead.
Olivia Logan – 5 DR, 3 OR, 1 B, 4 PTS (0/4 FL)
Sydni Lester – 3 DR, 1 OR, 5 S, 7 PTS (3/4 FL)
Ariana Ijaduola – 5 OR, 2 DR, 4 S, 2 A, 9 PTS (1/3 FL)
Jakelle King-Gilchrist – 5 DR, 8 OR, 1 S, 1 A, 29 PTS (8/11 FL)
Rebecca Sparks – 2 DR, 2 A, 8 pts
Monique Cheek – 1 DR, 2 OR, 3 S, 1 A, 7 PTS (3/6 FL)
Kayla Gibbs – 2 PTS (0/2 FL)
India Davenport – 1 A, 1 B
Deja Gabbidon – 1 OR, 4 PTS (0/2 FL)
Holy Angels Stats
Nicole Pepe – 5 DR, 6 OR, 10 PTS (1/1 FL)
Amanda Fields – 10 DR, 4 OR, 1 A, 3 S, 11 PTS (5/6 FL)
Kasheema Beasley – 2 DR, 3 OR, 1 S, 1 A, 8 PTS (2/3 FL)
Melanie Lockett – 1 B, 2 DR, 1 OR, 4 S, 1 A, 33 PTS (16/18 FL)
Jackie Jerkovich – 5 DR, 2 OR, 3 S, 3 A, 16 PTS (6/11 FL)
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)