Freshman duo powers Ursuline past Dover

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Ursuline girls basketball Jezelle “GG” Banks attempts a layup against Dover as she scored 32 points in the game, photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

No. 2 seed Ursuline hosted the No. 10 seed Dover senators in the quarter finals of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) girls basketball state championship Monday night at Laffey-McHugh Gymnasium. 

The Freshman gaurd duo of Jezelle “GG” Banks and Taylor Brown combined for 54 points as the Raiders eliminated the Dover senators DIAA girls basketball state championship. They Defeated the Senators by a score of 60-38

Banks finished with 32 points while Brown finished with 22 to account for 54 of their team’s 60 points in the game. Ursuline’s defense was stifling all night as the pressure produced numerous turn overs that led to easy points for Banks and Brown as they applied the pressure up top. Jazlynn Wesley was a presence in the lane as she blocked three shots in the first half. She unofficially ended up with seven total blocks.

Zionna Benson led the Senators with 11 points, while Ashtyn Torbert scored 10. Dover finished the season 18-5.

Ursuline, the No. 2 seed, will take on No. 6 Sanford in one semi final on Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Warriors defeated St. Elizabeth to advance to the semi finals.

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