Saturday, November 27, 2021

VASJ Girls Hoops Team Rolling at 9-3

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 – 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. 


Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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