Lauralton defeats Kolbe in key match up

Michelle DeSantis scored 23 points to lead the Lauralton Hall basketball team to a 61-55 victory over Kolbe Cathedral in a match up of SWC powerhouses in Bridgeport on Friday.

The host Cougars (11-4) took an eight-point lead after one period before the 14-1 Crusaders narrowed the gap to 25-23 at the half.

Lauralton, behind Emma McCarthy (11 points), Carley Fabbri (nine points), Olivia Levey (eight points) and Maggie Salandra (seven points), won the next two periods (19-14, 19-16).