The Mercersburg Academy girls basketball team hit St. Maria Goretti's Gael Center like a Blue Storm on Wednesday night.
Mercersburg scored the first 15 points and went on to blow away the Gaels 66-48 in a game pitting private school rivals.
Mercersburg Academy (9-10) dominated Goretti (15-9) from the beginning with pressure defense and pinpoint shooting.
"We wanted to put a lot of pressure on them and we were able to do that during the first three minutes of the game," Mercersburg Academy coach Monique Liddell said. "We wanted to get a good start in this game and then pull away. We have a few players that can shoot the ball. We created our offense to get those players open and they were able to knock their shots down."
Taylor Riley fired in 18 points, while Lauren Dobish scored 15 points, Caroline Lovett added 13 points and Jenn Dillon had 12 points to give the Blue Storm a well-balanced scoring attack. Dobish picked up 10 assists and four steals, Dillon collected six assists and four steals and Kate Vary grabbed six rebounds for Mercersburg Academy.