Two of the three Monsignor Martin girls basketball teams in New York City survived Friday’s NYSCHSAA semifinals.
Cardinal O’Hara went on a 17-0 run to start the third quarter in a comeback 52-48 win against St. Anthony’s (L.I.). in Class AA.
Three Cardinal O’Hara players scored in double-digits, led by Kiara Johnson with 11. Tatiana Smith and Nickelle O’Neil each hit two 3-pointers.
The Hawks will face Christ the King, currently ranked No. 2 in the country by USA Today, at 7 p.m. in the finals Saturday.
Sacred Heart defeated Our Lady of Mercy, 76-63, in Class A thanks to a combined 49 points from Siobhan and Micaela Ryan.
Sacred Heart was down 15-12 after one quarter. That’s when the Sharks switched to a 3-2 zone, anchored by Jennifer Grimm. The adjustment helped Sacred Heart go on a 27-4 run in the second quarter.
The Sharks play St. John Villa at 5 p.m. Saturday in the final.
Nardin was the only local team that was defeated. Saint Dominic’s Sarah Buonaguro scored 25 points in Nardin’s 46-23 loss in Class B.