Thurs. S.J. girls' roundup: Chmielewski starts, finishes strong

Carla Chmielewski started fast and finished strong, scoring all but two of her 25 points in the first and fourth quarters, helping host Paul VI escape with a 46-41 victory over Winslow Township on Thursday in Olympic Conference girls' basketball.

Jada Matthews had 18 points for the Eagles, who led by a basket at intermission thanks to a 10-1 second-quarter spree.

In other Olympic action:

Jasmine Martin found her range early, tossing in 11 of her 32 points in the opening period, and Timber Creek went on to defeat host Woodrow Wilson, 59-48. Shanice Maynard's 20 points paced the Tigers.

Brittany Snow (18 points) and Johanna Metzger (12) fueled a 22-6 game-opening run that put Seneca ahead to stay in a 67-40 romp at Cherry Hill West. Melissa Giunta (11) and Taylor Watson (10) rounded out the Chargers' double-figure scoring.

Lenape seized control from the outset behind 15 points by Brianna Wylie and 10 points from Moira Anthony, paving the way for a 45-34 win over visiting Shawnee.

Cherry Hill East improved to 12-0 as Lillian Chukwueze (16 points), Marie Boisvert (13) and Caroline DiBartolomeo (10) spread the wealth in crushing host Camden, 65-18.

Colonial. Point guard Monica Burch scored a game-high 23 points and was Sterling's defensive stopper in a 62-38 win at West Deptford.

Dominique Sellers and Megan Fox combined for 19 points in a 23-8 third-quarter blitz, and both players finished with 17 points to key Woodbury's 48-41 win at Audubon.

Erin Brogan controlled the paint, totaling 16 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots as host Haddonfield humbled Haddon Heights, 60-35. Lauren Fell (15 points) and Maddie Betley supplied perimeter scoring for the Bulldogs.

Host Haddon Township built leads of 13-0 and 31-7 in the first half in leveling Lindenwold, 64-18. Kelsey McCullough (11 points) and Jess Brown (10) led 10 Hawks in the scoring column.

Sophomore forward Morgan Worthington fashioned a double-double with 12 points and a dozen rebounds, and sophomore guard Ellie O'Neill came through with 11 points, six steals and five assists in powering host Collingswood past Overbrook, 31-14.

Lavon Childress grabbed 15 rebounds to go with 16 points, Tiaja Harrold had a game-high 17 points and DiShaun Rone chipped in six points, nine rebounds and six steals as host Paulsboro sprinted past Gateway, 61-25.

Tri-County. Valerie Piniero led the way with 18 points for Williamstown, which shot 10 for 10 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 49-35 win at Woodstown. The Wolverines received double-doubles from Dallas Baldwin (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Tori Smick (10 points, 10 rebounds).

Heather Juhring scored all of her 12 points from long distyance while Taylor Johnson (14 points) and Liz Faulkner (12) also came up big for Kingsway in a 47-24 triumph at Penns Grove.

Nicole Fallon (13 points), Amanda Virgili (12) and Kristina Reiter (10) keyed the Gloucester Catholic attack in a 44-15 waltz past visiting Clearview.

Burlington County. Emily Lawson converted 7 of 8 foul shots in the fourth quarter - when she picked up 12 of her 17 points - to make Bordentown a 43-34 winner at Cinnaminson.

Rancocas Valley couldn't contain Briyona Canty (25 points) and host Trenton Catholic, which stormed out to a 35-14 halftime lead in slamming the Red Devils, 82-46.

Christine Caruso dropped in 19 points for Riverside, which used a 22-9 surge over the second and third quarters to cement a 45-36 victory at Maple Shade.

Amanda Offenback, Kim Ochman and Alliya Butts had 11 points apiece in powering Holy Cross to a 50-35 triumph at Moorestown.

Cape-Atlantic. Ashli Weems put together a highlight-reel performance that saw the sophomore forward pull down 23 rebounds, shoot 6 for 11 from the field in scoring 12 points, and steal the ball four times in Millville's 37-22 victory at Hammonton. Senior guard Courtney Nock had 14 points and six steals for the Thunderbolts, while Paige Mortellite scored 14 for Hammonton.

Sahara Lopez (13 points, 5 steals, 3 assists) and Amber Knox (11 points) accounted for 17 of Atlantic City's 19 points in the first quarter, and the host Vikings went on to vanquish Lower Cape May, 45-17.

Jamiea Colemand (14 points) teamed up with MacKenzie Wimberg (12) to outscore Oakcrest, as host Absegami took control early and rolled, 49-25.

Nonleague. Sophomore guard LeAsia Rankins scored all of her 10 points in the third quarter, allowing host Westampton Tech to pull away from Hightstown, 37-26.

Vanessa Neal (18 points) and Lati Stafford (17) had the hot hands for Pennsauken in a 59-9 home win over Pennsauken Tech.

Salem ran out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and didn't look back, as the host Rams rocked Camden Academy Charter, 60-38. Shaqui Coppage of Salem and the visitors' Kimberlyn Roy tied for game high-scoring honors with 19 points apiece.


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