The Oak Knoll girls’ varsity basketball team crushed Kent Place Tuesday afternoon, 59-15.
Kerri Moran, the Royals’ Senior Point Guard, also broke Oak Knoll’s all-time 1,357-point record in the third quarter. She scored 13 points in total, although she only needed 11 points to break the record.
The Royals came out fast in the first quarter, outscoring Kent Place by 14 points. But the biggest deficit came in the third quarter, as Oak Knoll scored 17 points and shut out Kent Place.
“We need to get out to fast starts against some teams,” said Head Coach John Bertollo. “That was good for us. When we score above 15 points in a quarter, that’s a good quarter.”
Kent Place’s Lara Brachman Goldstein scored six points.
Kent Place will now participate in the Union County Tournament, which begins Saturday, while Oak Knoll will face Cranford this Thursday before the county tournament.
“They are a very good team. They have Jessica McCoy, another 1,000-point player. She’s very similar to Kerri in terms of her scoring abilities,” Bertollo said. “They have a lot of weapons so if we are to beat them, it’s going to be a battle.”BOX SCORE 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Oak Knoll 23 9 17 10 59 Kent Place 9 5 0 1 15