Looking every bit like one of the best teams in Massachusetts, the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team won three games in impressive fashion to claim the KSA Classic championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Brianna Rudolph, a senior headed to Division 1 UMass/Lowell was named the MVP of the tournament. Rudolph scored 60 points in St. Mary’s three wins over Amherst Regional of Nova Scotia (63-28), Upperman High School of Tennessee (54-38) (McGuffey High School of Pennsylvania (58-44).
Tufts University-bound senior Jennie Mucciarone was also a standout in the tournament, netting 22 points in the KSA Tournament opener and exhibiting the shooting touch that has made her one of the best outside shooters in the area.
Senior guard Sharell Sanders, who is headed to Coldwell College, hit double figures in two of three contests and was a force in her role of distributing the ball to her teammates.
Junior Sophia Holmes made a solid contribution in the tournament while Kayla Carter scored five points to key an 18-0 run in the third quarter of the championship game.
“It was a great trip to Disney,” said St. Mary’s head coach Jeff Newhall. “We obviously had a lot of success on the court, but equally as important the kids got to really bond as a team and did a lot of stuff together which was fun like visiting the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, the Animal Kingdom, and Universal Hollywood Studios. Our players had a really good time.”