St Mary's senior Nicolette D'Itria had 14 points and seven rebounds in a win over Cathedral Monday evening. (Photo: Joe Brown)

St. Mary’s girls basketball puts together solid effort in season opening win

LYNN -- Despite getting off to a slow start Monday night, the St. Mary’s girls basketball team turned up the heat in the second half and rolled to a 63-34 win over Catholic Central League foe Cathedral at Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. 

“I think there were some nerves and excitement early on just to be out here competing and playing in a game again,” said St. Mary’s coach Jeff Newhall. “A lot of the girls didn’t get much of a chance to play summer ball or AAU this year, so the rust was there early. But we played strong defense from start to finish and I think that really kept us in the game until we could start making some shots on the other end.”

Senior Nicolette D’Itria led the way for St. Mary’s with 14 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Yirsy Queliz notched 11 points and four rebounds. Senior and reigning Item Player of the Year Maiya Bergdorf …

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