Lady Gators Bite Back to Finish Strong in Msgr. King Basketball Tournament

By Jerry Del Priore

Sophomore Dasha Goodman all smiles as Lab Museum is comfortably in control late in the game Monday against Scholars’ Academy.

After losing to Fontbonne Hall Saturday, Lab Museum United rebounded and easily beat Port Richmond Sunday and The Scholars’ Academy Monday at the 48th annual Msgr. King Basketball Tournament at St. Thomas Aquinas Gym in Brooklyn.

The Lady Gators (12-0, 16-2) made short work of the Seawolves, routing them, 82-61, in the second consolation game of the competition on Monday. It helped them secure fifth place, head coach Michael Lloyd said.

Sophomore guard Kayla Bridgeman led Lab Museum’s charge with 22 points. Junior guard Wei Jing Lam followed with 13 points and senior forward Rianne John had 12. Sophomore guard Dasha Goodman and freshman forward Melanie Earle dropped in 10 each.

Scholars’ Academy sophomore guard Kelsey Flynn drained a team-high 18 points, while sophomore forward Misa Dowdell chipped in with 17.

On Sunday, the Lady Gators dismantled Staten Island’s Lady Red Raiders, 61-39.

John poured in a game-high 17 points while Goodman and freshman guard Anna Kitch scored 10 and nine, respectively.

Freshman guard/forward Mary Lee Mitchell paced Port Richmond (3-5, 8-7) with 14 points.

Though Lloyd would like to see his team play a little tidier, he said he was happy to see his girls recover and win the last two games. However, the main point he continues to drive home to Lab Museum is to have faith in the natural progression of its system.

“We played a little sloppy, but we went 2-1, and that’s not bad. We took the first loss, but bounced back from it,” Lloyd said after Monday’s tilt. “But, we just got to keep working and get better. Everybody’s got to remember their roles, understand their roles, and understand the process. And believe in the process.”

Lab Museum returns to PSAL Class A action Wednesday versus High School of Environmental Studies 4:45 at home.



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