The Our Lady of Mercy girls’ basketball team defended its sectional title, defeating Bishop Kearney 77-67 in overtime to take the Section 5 Class AA championship March 4. The team will play the Section 6 champion in the state quarterfinals March 11 at Buffalo State.
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Our Lady of Mercy Wins Section 5
Our Lady of Mercy junior Traiva Breedlove drives to the basket and is defended by Bishop Kearney sophomore Lytoya Baker in the second half of the March 4 Section 5 Class AA girls’ basketball championship at Rush-Henrietta High School.
Mercy players raise the Section 5 championship trophy following their win against Bishop Kearney.
Bishop Kearney’s Marianna Freeman carries the ball in the first half.
Mercy’s Ruth Koang drives the ball toward the basket and is defended by Bishop Kearney’s Tee’Leyah Hale.
Bishop Kearney Head Coach Kevin Sheppard speaks to his team at the start of overtime.
Bishop Kearney’s Saniaa Wilson winds up to shoot, defended by Mercy’s Rush Koang.
Mercy’s Katie Titus eyes the basket.
Bishop Kearney’s Camille Wright dribbles the ball in the first half.
Mercy Head Coach Tom Vasey talks to him team at the start of halftime.
Mercy fans cheer on the team.
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