ST. JAMES - The St. Maria Goretti girls basketball team took advantage of its opportunities at the free throw line Wednesday, making 13 of their 17 foul shots in the fourth quarter to take a 40-28 victory over St. James in the season finale for both teams at Alumni Hall.
"It was a good win for us, because it was the last game of the season," St. Maria Goretti coach Todd Rideout said. "It got down to the fourth quarter where we had to make foul shots. We shot about 70 percent from the foul line during the fourth quarter."
For the game, the Gaels were 19-for-26 from the charity stripe.
Goretti senior Erin Haney went out in style by contributing nine points in her final high school game, including 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final minute of the game to pad the Gaels' cushion.
"It feels really nice," Haney said. "It was a good win. Since they beat us last time, we really wanted to come in here and get a win. I just wanted to cap off my career by making those four foul shots. I knew that if they put me at the line, then I would make them. I hadn't scored in the second half, so I wanted to finish off good."