Velez, the squad's captain, has averaged 13 points (total of 297 for the year), four assists, two steals, shoots 35 percent from beyond the arc, and 75 percent from the free throw line.
Sophomore Juliana Rodriguez led the attack with 21 points.
St. Joseph improves to 18-5 overall and 12-2 in the CHSAA, while Maria Regina drops to 11-6 overall.
Junior guard Madison Crocco led the offensive attack with a game-best 15 points while junior forward Elizabeth Bennett contributed 14 in the victory.
The Koalas, who won their fourth straight contest, improved to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in the Catholic High School Athletic Assocation (CHSAA).
The Koalas improve to 11-3 on the CHSAA season.
5-foot-9 senior shooting guard Amoni Byrd scored a game-high 24 points for the Stanners. Sophomore guard Juliana Rodriguez led the Koalas with 18 points on six three-pointers.
The Koalas are 9-2 heading into Monday's game versus Molloy
Finnerty average 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists along with 2.5 steals with her the NYC Heat this past season. She also averaged 20 points in six games with the Lady Crusaders during the CHSAA year.
Hannah Finnerty has four D2 offers to her credit.