The Rumson-Fair Haven girls baskeball team advanced to the semifinal round of the state championship tourney last night, putting away Red Bank Catholic, 47-41.

Today’s coverage in the Star-Ledger keys in on the foul shooting of Gabbie DePalo, who hit four from the line in the final 25 seconds, putting R-FH ahead after a 41-41 tie.

And get this, from the Ledger story:

DePalo couldn’t celebrate the monumental victory with a complete heart. She transfered from Red Bank Catholic, where she spent her last two years, over to the neighboring Rumson prior to the start of school and parted ways with her senior sister, Mia, in the process, who career came to a close thanks to her younger sibling’s heorics.

The Asbury Park Press, meanwhile, focuses on the contributions of Kara Abbot, who scored 17 for R-FH.

From the Press story:

With the score tied at 23, Abbot drove the baseline and somehow managed to convert a left-handed circus shot from under the basket. On Rumson’s next possession, the junior forward nailed her second 3-pointer of the game from the top of the key.

R-FH advances to play top-seeded Trenton High School tomorrow at 8p at the Ritacco Center in Toms River.

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