The St. Clement Lady Anchors basketball team won their second game on Monday, January 9, versus Mount St Joseph Academy 44-31. The Lady Anchors came out strong leading 25 to 13 after the first half. Elva Martinez (Somerville) continued to lead the Anchors defensively with nine rebounds and nine steals. Allison Caloggero (Medford) was a huge contributor scoring nine points, grabbing six rebounds to go along with three assists. Jessica Popken (Medford) led the team offensively scoring 23 points, including four from long range. Adding two more from long range was Diana Tran (Somerville) who also played great on defense recording 4 steals. The junior varsity team also secured a convincing 42-33 win. Captain Erika Lydon (Medford) nearly had a double double scoring 20 points with seven steals and nine assists. Senior Nicole Cella (Charlestown) had nine rebounds and Maria Martinez (Medford) assisted with 10 steals and six rebounds.
The team also faced league undefeated rival Pope John. The Anchors put up a good fight and took the game right down to the wire losing 31-50. The game was back and forth before the Anchors had to foul down the stretch. Stepping up for the Lady Anchors was Katie Monestime (Somerville) who led the team on both ends with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Also playing well for the Anchors was Kristina Ofoedu (Somerville) who came up with two huge steals and a fast break layup in just a minute’s time in the 3rd quarter. Elva Martinez (Somerville) continued to supply the energy on defense, guarding Pope John’s towering center. Sidney Cezil (Everett) came up with a few huge blocks that really got the Anchors going. The JV team upped their overall record to 3-2 with a dominating win over Pope John 34-8. Eight grader Erika Lydon (Medford) led the pack again with 20 points, six assists and five steals. Senior Nicole Cella (Charlestown) supported the effort with six points, seven steals and five rebounds, while Junior Judy D’Haiti (Cambridge) had 12 rebounds and 4 points.
This week the Lady Anchors will travel to Framingham to face the Marian Mustangs and will face off against the Cathedral Panthers at home on Friday, January 20, at 5 p.m.