Lucy Oliver '24 Nets 27 Points, Boosts Archmere Over Saint Elizabeth's

On January 20, the Archmere girls basketball team took on a tough Saint Elizabeth's, claiming victory for the first time in over 10 years. Lucy Oliver '24 led all scorers with 27 points, and Bridget Malloy '26 showed up big time in her first year as an Auk. The Auks defeated the Vikings 45-39, leaving themselves and Delaware Military Academy as the last two unbeaten teams in the Diamond State Athletic Conference.
The Auks captured 11 points in the first period from Lucy Oliver on the way to a 14-13 lead after one quarter, but at the half, the Vikings had completed a 9 point run and led 26-19. Archmere countered with a 9-0 run of their own to start the third, courtesy of three-point bombs from Brynn Bastian-Pastore '23, Lydia Scarpaci '23 and first year guard Bridget Malloy '26, who scored 10 points and came up with a variety of defensive plays in a new assignment for her.

First State hoops interviewed Coach Dan Pisani after the game, who said of Bridget, “Bridget’s a kid who stays calm, cool and collected,” Pisani said. “It’s great because we know the moment isn’t too big for her and she can make plays for us.” 

In the fourth quarter, Lucy Oliver scored nine of Archmere’s last 11 points to guide the Auks to the big win. Archmere went on to defeat Concord and then Wilmington Friends, giving them a 10-2 record. They will play #1 ranked Ursuline on Tuesday night (1/31) at home at 6:15pm.
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.