WILMINGTON — St. Elizabeth used a 15-0 run in the first quarter to pull away early from Tatnall, scoring a 61-22 victory in girls basketball at the St. E Center on the afternoon of Dec. 9. It was the home opener for the Vikings, who evened their record at 1-1.
The game was tied, 2-2, when St. Elizabeth made its move. The Hornets found it difficult to stop Ericka Huggins, the senior forward headed to Delaware State University next year. Huggins scored 12 in the first quarter, the first eight on field goals. She also hit four of five free throw attempts late in the quarter.
St. Elizabeth, which has a new coach in Tye Taylor and a few new faces, caused a number of Tatnall turnovers with relentless pressure in the opening half. The Vikings turned those into numerous offensive opportunities. Besides Huggins, sophomore newcomer ZaMylah Seda-Owens and eighth-grader Alaya Dorsey took advantage and put some points on the board.
With the outcome not in doubt, all 10 of the Vikings dressed for the game played, and nine scored.
Huggins led the way with 21 points, while Seda-Owens had 12. St. Elizabeth finished with seven three-pointers, and they hit seven of nine from the free throw line. The Vikings (1-1) are home on Dec. 12 against Padua at 6 p.m.
Claire Watson had 13 to lead the Hornets, who fell to 0-2. Tatnall next plays on Tuesday against Archmere at 4 p.m. in its home opener.
All photos by Mike Lang.