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Lady Tigers Outrun Haldane in Slam Dunk Challenge

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The backcourt tandem of Kim Hanlon and Sofia Roman combined for 31 points and the White Plains defense was consistent throughout as the Tigers rolled over Haldane 53-27 Thursday in the Girls Challenge game of the 13th Annual Slam Dunk Tournament at the Westchester County Center.

Roman, who ignited the Tigers to a 26-12 halftime lead with 13 first-half points, finished with 18 points. Hanlon added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who ran their overall record to 7-2.

“We know Kim and I do different things well on the floor, so we try to complement each other and help each other,” said Roman, who is heading to Dartmouth College next fall. “We always want to concentrate on defense first because that helps us get the offense going.”

Hanlon, who will take her game to Stony Brook University after graduating in the spring of 2012, penetrated and got her inside teammates involved.

“We saw that we had an advantage inside, so we went to the basket and looked for the open pass,” Hanlon said. “When you play a team you haven’t seen, you want to use your strengths and we have good team speed, so we worked on getting up court.”

Junior forward Alyssa Ghilardi contributed 13 points, 11 in the second half and grabbed seven rebounds. Senior forward Brittney Fields added seven points and eight rebounds for White Plains.

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