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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Breanna Stewart has triple-double in championship game

According to the box score on the Syracuse Post-Standard site, UConn commit Breanna Stewart had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 13 blocked shots in Cicero-North Syracuse's  62-48 win over Penfield in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association AA championship game at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday.

With the win Stewart and the Northstars advance to the New York Federation Tournament of Champions in Albany beginning on Friday. From what I can tell, Cicero-North Syracuse will play Bishop Loughlin in the semifinals on Friday. When I see an official schedule, I will post it.

I asked UConn coach Geno Auriemma if he was in attendance when Stewart had 42 points and 23 rebounds in Friday's win over Ossining. He was not but said he was not surprised that Stewart had a monster game.

"When I heard the score of the game, I guarantee that Breanna had at least 30 - minimum," Auriemma said. "It's unfair to have her play against those high school kids. There isn't a college team in America she wouldn't be starting for.

"God bless her, I hope she keeps getting better and keeps getting better because there is nobody like that I don't think there's ever been anybody like that in high school that I have seen, a 6-4 kid who can do all of that and make 3's? Passes like she does."

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Anonymous Lorena Wood said...

Jim, does Auriemma think Breanna Stewart is as good or better than Elena Delle Donne? If you have watched both players, how would you compare them? Thanks.

8:46 AM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

It's hard to compare them because they play different positions but I would say that Delle Donne is a better shooter while Stewart probably does more things on both ends of the floor.

10:05 AM 
Anonymous Lorena Wood said...

Thanks, Jim. I enjoyed watching Delle Donne on ESPN2 yesterday. Hope they show how EDD plays against better competition. Stewart has a lot of hype and potential to try to play up to. First the HoopGurlz. Then the Boneyard. Now Geno and CD. Not too much pressure on the high school senior.

1:56 PM 

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