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King skies over Mary Louis

The St. John's-bound senior seized an opportunity to flex CK's muscles against a Mary Louis team that lost by just 10 points Jan. 8 by scoring a game-high 20 points in a 65-35 rout Tuesday night at Christ the King.Lindsay was anxious to see her future team play at Carnesecca Arena Tuesday night so she made quick work of the Hilltoppers, scoring 19 of her team's first 27 points as Christ the King (14-3, 8-0 B/Q Division I) went on a 19-2 run to take a 20-point lead into the locker room at the half."Usually it was us and Molloy, but this year it's us and Mary Louis, so it was a rivalry game," Lindsay said. "It was a pride game."But more than her ability to take over the game offensively - like she did in the first half - it was her work defensively that impressed CK coach Bob Mackey. With post players Bianca Martinez (personal reasons) and Tahira Johnson (back) unavailable, Lindsay was asked to guard the post more than usual."Sky is very capable of taking over a game at any point in time," Mackey said. "But I thought her defense was some of the best she's played this year."Maral Javadifar scored 12 points to lead Mary Louis (13-4, 3-3), but most of her points came with the game well in hand. And making things worse for the Hilltoppers was that its top two scorers - Amanda Burakoski and Casey Shevlin - scored four points apiece, well below their season averages."I think we're a very good team," Mary Louis coach Joe Lewinger said. "Even though this game didn't work the way we wanted it to, our goal is still the same."And that goal is to face Christ the King again in the Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan final, which would guarantee the Hilltoppers would get to advance to the state playoffs with a win or a loss."They're definitely not 30 points better than us," Shevlin said. "We just didn't play the way we're capable of today."

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