Ludden basketball beats Watervliet again

Big second quarter keys Gaelic Knights in state finals rematch

The Gaelic Knights’ second win of the season was earned last Thursday, at Phoenix, where Nicole Granteed led the way as Ludden beat the Firebirds 47-34.

Pressure defense proved effective in the first half, Phoenix hardly able to earn shots as Ludden battled its way to a 25-13 lead.

Even as the Firebirds tried to rally in the second half, Granteed answered, hitting on eight field goals and seven free throws to account for 23 points overall.

Sara Hayes offered the most help, earning eight points, while Gemma O’Kane put up six points. Phoenix’s Katherine Oliver had a strong outing for her side with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

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