NORWALK, Conn. – The girls basketball team at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk defeated Wilton’s Our Lady of Fatima, 36-34 in overtime, to win the championship last weekend in the sixth annual Tyler Ugolyn Basketball Tournament.
Samantha Gebicki hit two foul shots with 28 seconds left in overtime for the deciding points. Fatima’s Caroline Sweeney hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime.
Both team played excellent defense. All Saints center Gabby Joseph played well on both ends of the floor. Guards Olivia Troy, Monica Haffey, Christy Russo and Cassandra Scott were effective in getting the ball down low to Joseph and forward Olivia Prescott.
Late in overtime, Joseph pulled down a rebound and Gebicki was fouled while bringing the ball upcourt. She hit both ends of the one-and-one, and All Saints defended well on Fatima’s final possession.
Troy scored 15 to lead All Saints, followed by Joseph with 11 and Gebicki with six. Sweeney had 12 to lead Fatima, while Colleen Bannon had eight.
"To be invited to this tournament every year is a privilege,’’ coach John Haffey said. “To experience a game where girls from both teams play with such energy and emotion is a credit to each school."
The All Saints Catholic School girls team members are Gabby Joseph, Kristen Beaumonte, Monica Haffey and Olivia Prescott, Tiffany Scott, Christy Russo, Cassandra Scott, Olivia Troy, Samantha Gebicki, Jillian Howe and Leah Zezima.