Sarah Young scored 26 points as Sacred Heart edged Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island, 48-47, in the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association Class A semifinals Friday at Holy Trinity on Hicksville, Long Island.
Young also dominated the boards with 10 offensive rebounds, including a rebound off a missed free throw that she turned into a basket to put Sacred Heart ahead, 46-44, with less than a minute to play. After a three-point play gave Notre Dame a 47-46 lead with 10 seconds left, Micaela Ryan drove to the basket and scored with 6.6 seconds left to give the lead back to Sacred Heart. Young blocked a potential game-winner in the paint, sending the Sharks (19-7) into Saturday’s championship game at 3 p.m. against St. Mary’s of Long Island.
Young, a senior, scored 10 of her team’s 15 points in the third quarter. Ryan finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.
In Class AA, Monsignor Scanlan knocked off Cardinal O’Hara, 59-51, at St. John Villa on Staten Island. O’Hara played much of the first half without UB-commit Summer Hemphill, who picked up two quick fouls. Hemphill returned in the third quarter to help O’Hara get to within two, but Monsignor Scanlan stayed ahead for the victory.
Junior Anndea Zeigler led O’Hara (24-3) with 16 points, six rebounds, five steals, three assists and a block. Junior Corean Dickson scored 13 points and had five assists and four steals.
In Class B, Covenant of Sacred Heart made two three-pointers in the final 13 seconds to edge St. Mary’s/Lancaster, 50-49, at Monsignor McClancy in Queens.
St. Mary’s led by four with 13 seconds left before Covenant of Sacred Heart knocked down a three, then fouled St. Mary’s to stop the clock. The Lancers hit a free throw to go ahead by two with four seconds left. Kelly Carlo connected on a three-pointer from just over half court for the victory.
St. Mary’s led the entire game before Carlo’s game-winner.
Caroline Zanghi paced St. Mary’s (11-14) with 15 points and Annie Hamilton scored 14.