BROOKLYN, NY- This past weekend was the final weekend of the Fall rendition of Nike Rose Classic.
The two month tournament of high level pool play, featured top girl teams representing states as far away as Virginia and Rhode Island.
Archbishop Molloy Ends Exodus (NYC), 85-79
The Molloy Stanners pulled out late heroics to win their first Nike Rose Classic Championship in overtime this past weekend. Molloy went undefeated against very talented teams in pool play before getting the chance to face off versus Exodus NYC in the Championship game.
Molloy would need the scoring touch of junior Nyasha Irizarry early in the first quarter. Irizarry, would finish the first quarter with 10 points to give her Stanners team a 23-15 lead. The Stanners also received a boost with the late arrival of their star senior Amani Tatum The JMU commit had to commute from a previous commitment to play in a charity event in Queens, NY.
Exodus NYC would stormed back in the third quarter and looked to have the game won in the fourth quarter with a six point lead with less than a minute to play in the game.
Tatum would take the game over, scoring six straight unanswered points to send the game to over-time were the Stanners would will themselves to victory.
Molloy's leading scorers were Nyasha Irizarry (28 points) and Amani Tatum (19 points). Carolyn Gallagher added 13 points with Alexa "Wezel" Dietrich (10 points), and Arynn McClure (2 points).
Exodus NYC's leading scorers were Bianca Cuevas (28 points), Yazmine Belk (15 points), Shiclasia Brown (12 points), Jen Fay (12 points), and Jasmine Alston (10 points).
Jazz Nwajei 5'7" G - Murry Bergtraum HS, New York NY 2013) (Positive Direction)
Davida Dale 5'10" PG 2014 - LaSalle Academy HS, Rhode Island (NE Exodus)
Kayla Gibbs 6'0" F -Teaneck HS, Teaneck NJ 2014 (NJ Sparks)
Sierra Calhoun 6'0" G - Christ the King HS, Queens NY 2014(NYC Gauchos )
Chastity Taylor 5'11 G - St. Anthony's HS, Long island NY 2014 ( Riverside Hawks)
Mei-Lyn Bautista 5'6" PG - St. Mary's HS, Long Island NY 2015 (NYC Heat)
Carolyn Gallagher 6'0" F - Molloy HS, Queens NY, 2013 (NYC Lady Bulldogs)
Taylor Rooks 6'00" F/W - Gill St. Bernard HS, Piscataway NJ, 2014 ( Ring City)
Lauren Brozowski - Long Island Lutheran HS, Long Island NY 2015 (Long Island Lightning-Slater)
Aaliyah Lewis 5'6" PG - Bishop Ford HS, Brooklyn NY, 2013 (Ring City)
Best Defender -
Jazmine Alston 5'09 G(Bishop Loughlin HS, 2013) (Exodus NYC)
Hadiya Black 6'01" F ( Brooklyn Collegiate HS, Brooklyn NY 201) (Lady X-men)
Carolyn Gallagher F 2013
All Star Game MVP-
Taylor Rook F 2014
Amani Tatum 2013 PG 2013
Bianca Cuevas 5'06 PG - Nazareth Regional HS, Brooklyn NY 2014 (Exodus NYC)
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