Thurs. S.J. girls roundup: West Deptford rallies

Megan Kirschling capped her 22-point performance by stealing the ball and putting in the go-ahead layup with 15 seconds remaining, giving West Deptford a 37-35, come-from-behind win at Haddonfield on Thursday in Colonial Conference girls' basketball.

The Eagles, who improved to 3-1 in the Liberty Division, trailed by 20-12 at halftime.

In other Colonial Conference action:

Sara DeCinque found her shooting touch shortly after the opening tap, pouring in 10 of her 19 points in the first quarter as host Haddon Township outscored Woodbury, 26-5, over the first two quarters en route to a 50-24 victory. Kelly Roche and Sarah Getzinger controlled the boards for the Hawks, combining for 18 rebounds.

Tia Scott tossed in 26 points as Paulsboro put the game out of reach early in leveling host Lindenwold, 64-38. Andreya Lloyd and Alexsandria Matthews came through with 29 points, 21 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 assists for the Lions.

Ellie O'Neill shot 9 for 10 from the foul line in scoring 20 points, and Collingswood shook off a slow start in thumping host Overbrook, 43-27.

Tri-County. A matchup between Classic Division leaders turned out to be a one-sided affair, as host Gloucester ran out to a 30-3 first-half lead in doubling up Pitman, 54-27. Kathleen Velez (19 points) and Johanna James (10) supplied perimeter scoring for the Lions, while Madison McClintock battled inside for 10 rebounds and eight points.

Kayla Callaway had a game-high 14 points while Samantha Shockey and Cheyenne Clark teamed up to produce 25 points and 23 rebounds, as host Deptford rallied to defeat Woodstown, 52-45. Kayla Mayers (13 points) and Tori Smick (12) staked the Wolverines to an early, 12-7 advantage.

Dominique Hassinger hit three shots from beyond the arc in scoring 24 points for sixth-ranked Delsea, which seized control early en route in handing host Highland a 52-25 setback.

Olympic. Brittany Snow closed in on a milestone and combined with Taylor Watson (13 points) to key Seneca's fast start, as the eighth-ranked Golden Eagles soared, 61-50, over visiting Bishop Eustace. Snow totaled 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots - bringing the senior forward within nine of 1,000 career points.

Kelly Giedemann's 13 points paced Washington Township, which outscored host Eastern, 26-14, over the second and third quarters and then held on for a 42-38 road win. Jewel Wilson (15 points) led a late charge by the Vikings.

Vanessa Neal led all scorers with 16 points, and Tanel Lewis chipped in 11, including three key free throws down the stretch as Pennsauken pulled out a 44-39 win at Winslow Township.

Shawnee improved to 9-0 by trouncing host Triton, 81-28. Nikola Williams and Kelsey Kennedy had 13 points each for the Renegades, who broke the game open with a 42-9 surge over the second and third quarters.

Cherry Hill East's Darby Festa scored 19 as the Cougars rallied to edge host Cherokee, 33-30.

Brittany Martin scored five of her 12 points in the final period to help Timber Creek salt away its 37-25 triumph at Cherry Hill West.

Burlington County. Ashli Jeune led all scorers with 16 points, Alliya Butts chipped in 13 points and seven steals, and Jaz Johnson cleared 15 rebounds as third-ranked Holy Cross cruised, 50-32, over Northern Burlington.

Micahya Owens torched the Bordentown defense for 29 points and Kara Cezar scored 17 for fourth-ranked Willingboro, which used a 29-10 fourth-quarter spree to pull away to a 61-37 road win.

Tyler Raysor and Dominique Ward had 14 points apiece and Isis Young scored 11, pacing Trenton Catholic's balanced attack in a 61-44 inter-division romp at Cinnaminson. Nijha Treadwell blocked three shots to go with her 14 points and Melissa Tarte pulled down 17 rebounds, but the host Pirates never recovered from a 22-8 second-quarter blitz.

Cape-Atlantic. Kristine Miller (20 points), Mikila Stefanski (19) and Mercina Stefanski (14) had the hot hands for host Cedar Creek, which built a 25-4 lead and never looked back in blasting Buena, 62-28.