Ursuline defeated Hodgson 54-35 Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter Center

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Ursuline Academy defeated Hodgson VoTech 54-35 Saturday night in game four of the DIAA state basketball quarterfinals at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark. The Raiders were led by their stellar guard Adrianna Hahn, who is also their leading scorer.

Ursuline grabbed an early 24-14 lead after one quarter and never looked back. The Raiders then extended their advantage to 35-21 at the half.

Ursuline is not a tall basketball team, but as a group they are lightning quick, with great teamwork and good shooting ability. The Raiders spread the ball around well, and are tough to cover defensively.

Hahn led with 13 points, Laura Hurff had 11 for the Raiders.

In Game three, St. Elizabeth’s  Sabrina Hackendorn scored 14 points to lead the defending champion Lady Vikings to a 58-53 victory over Catholic Conference rival Padua Academy.

The Vikings also had three other players in double figures, as Macy Robinson and Alanna Speaks each totaled 13 points and alex Thomas added ten points. The Pandas, who led at various times in the game, were led in scoring by Emma Matthews who had 12 points.

Padua led 13-12 after one, led 30-24 at the half, but St. E’s pulled ahead 41-38 after three. The Vikings held on to advance to the semi-finals next week.

Sanford defeated Archmere 50-28. Sanford dominated throughout the game.