St. Mary’s Girls Capture Boverini Title

St. Mary's senior center Tori Faieta attempts to block a shot by a Lynn English player.

The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team stayed red hot, winning the Walter J. Boverini Lynn City Tournament last week with victories over Lynn Classical (61-30) and Lynn English (66-48).

Lynn English freshman Catherine Stinson is guarded by St. Mary’s senior Kirsten Ferrari in the Boverini championship game. Ferrari was nemed the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Senior guard Kirsten Ferrari took home the tournament’s Most Valuable Player Award. Ferrari scored 20 points and dished out 17 assists in the two games. Ferrari also led the lady Spartans’ defense with 11 steals.

“Kirsten is a key for us at both ends of the floor,” said St. Mary’s head coach Jeff Newhall. “She’s really defending the other team’s best player and the basketball touches her hands on jut about every possession. She plays a critical role for us and I was glad to see her get recognized as the Most Valuable Player because she’s the total package and she played that way in the tournament.”

Senior center Tori Faieta was immense in the championship game, scoring 24 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking six shots. Freshman Brianna Rudolph continues to play outstanding basketball, netting 17 points in the final. Rudolph scored 11 points in the second half as St. Mary’s outscored English, 43-22.

Cassi Amenta, a third senior captain in the Lady Spartans’ starting lineup, scored 12 points in the win over English. Freshman Jennie Mucciarone did an outstanding job defending against English’s outstanding guard, Miranda Hogan, in the final.

“We’re playing very good team basketball right now,” said Newhall. “As long as we stay balanced and have four or five people that can beat you on a given night, it’s very difficult to defend.”

St. Mary’s (7-0) was set to play Matignon Monday night. The Lady Spartans host Arlington Catholic Friday night and play at Archbishop Williams in Braintree Monday.

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