Girls Basketball Remains Undefeated in DSAC After Win Over DMA

Last night the Archmere girls basketball team battled against DMA for sole possession of first place in the Diamond State Conference. Clutch plays down the stretch from seniors Sarah Denning and Ally Lengkeek helped the Auks to a 48-40 win over the Seahawks to remain perfect (6-0) in Diamond State Athletic Conference play.
The Auks (13-3 overall) led 17-9 after one quarter and 27-20 at halftime after Ally Lengkeek '23 nailed a 30-footer just as the second quarter buzzer expired. "Dan Pisani has seen enough close games with this edition of the Archmere girls’ basketball team that he isn’t worried much, even when a team like Delaware Military Academy made life difficult for them Wednesday night."

“We talked about it at halftime – we knew DMA was going to stay in the game,” Pisani said. “They never get blown or blow anybody out, they always stay in the game. I think our girls have seen this situation so much that there’s no panic.”

Archmere led 36-35 at the 4:08 mark when Ally Lengkeek '23 took a pass from Bridget Malloy '26 on the right wing and knocked down a three-pointer that gave the Auks some much needed cushion. Sara Denning '23 made two free throws to tie the game at 34 and then took a feed from Lucy Oliver '24 and made a tough shot of her own to give Archmere the lead for good.

Lucy Oliver '24 recorded 15 points, Sara Denning '23 had 11 points and Bridget Malloy '26 recorded 8. The girls will travel to Middletown on Friday for a 5:15pm tip off.

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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.