Villa Angela-St. Joseph continued a strong start to the 2014-2015 season with a dominating 64-16 win over Collinwood at Viking Village on Jan. 14.
Aysia Kemp led a balanced scoring effort with 10 points. Toni Beuck added nine points for the Vikings, who improved to 9-3 this winter. The three losses have come by a total of 10 points against quality teams in Beachwood, Holy Name and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Mariah McGhee – who averaged 18 points per game and earned several postseason honors, including first team All Northeast Lakes District, All NCL, All News-Herald and OhioVarsity.com – is back for her senior season and continues to be a dangerous weapon for VASJ. Jordan Walker, Emily Mastalski, Kasie Jordan, Angelina Goosby and Tyanna Foster are among a handful of players contributing to the quick start to this season.
The Vikings finished last season with 16 wins, including a pair of victories over rival Cleveland Central Catholic and a sectional championship. VASJ beat Ledgemont and Fairport at Viking Village to win the D-IV sectional crown and then outlasted Maplewood in overtime to advance to the district championship game at Grand Valley. The Vikings’ season ended with a loss to Cuyahoga Heights in the district finals on March 1.
VASJ is home for the next two games against Cleveland Central Catholic and Trinity before a three-game road trip.