HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Donovan Catholic Defeats Mater Dei 53-36

Asha Harper scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds Tuesday as the 14th-seeded Donovan Catholic High School girls basketball team defeated visiting Mater Dei, 53-36, in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.

Kaitlyn Borghesi scored 12 points and Melissa Buxton had 11 for the Griffins, who led by 13 points at halftime.

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Maggie Klatt scored 11 points for the Seraphs.

Donovan Catholic will face third-seeded Manasquan on Thursday in the second round.