The St. Maria Goretti girls basketball team broke open a close contest with Bishop Walsh in the second half for a 41-25 victory Monday night at the Gael Center.
Junior forward Carissa Grove scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half for the Gaels (10-3).
"It was a great win for us," Goretti coach Todd Rideout said. "Carissa got hot in the second half and that was the offense that we needed. We kept feeding the ball to her."
Sarah Spierenburg, Kathleen Costello and Erica DiMercurio each grabbed six rebounds for Goretti. Spierenburg dished off four assists and Clara Spicer made four steals.
Chardae Harris scored 11 points and Kelly Smith had eight rebounds for the Spartans (6-9).
"We did not shoot the ball as well as we have in the past," Bishop Walsh coach Tracy Thomas said. "They are a little bigger than us, but that is no excuse. We did not play our game tonight."