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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Mixed results for UConn commits

Future UConn teammates Crystal Dangerfield and Katie Lou Samuelson were on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum yesterday.

Dangerfield, a junior guard, had 13 points, four assists and four steals, as her Blackman High School team defeated Morristown-Hamblen West 60-40 in the Tennessee AAA semifinals. Now the Lady Blaze go after a second consecutive state title later on today against Oakland. It is a team Blackman knows pretty well as the squads have met four times with Blackman winning on every occasion including two victories in a six-day span. Dangerfield is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 assists per game against Oakland and her overall totals are 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Samuelson seemingly had her Mater Dei team on the verge of a California Southern Section Open title as she had 20 first-half points helped the Monarchs take control in the early stages against Chaminade, the only team to beat Mater Dei this season. The lead was 14 points in the third quarter but Chaminade did a much better job defending Samuelson and began chipping away at the lead.  When Isabel Newman hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds to play Chaminade took a one-point lead. Samuelson was unable to get off a quality last-second shot as Chaminade emerged with the 64-63 victory.

Samuelson finished with 31 points, the 17th time in 28 games she had at least 30 points in a game.

There's a chance the teams could meet again as they are both qualified for the state playoffs and those pairings will be announced later on today.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

It is really fun watching this particular team develop. Stewart is still learning how to harness her talent, I haven't yet seen her take over a game the way Tina Charles or Diana Taurasi have when needed.
That will be something special when it comes for Stewie!

10:30 AM 

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