YOUNGSTOWN OH- One of the first goals on Ursuline’s team list this season was to win the Steel Valley Conference.  Over the last couple years the conference had ran through Mooney, they were the team to beat.  On Saturday it came down to the Irish and the Cardinals in a game for first place.  Ursuline could win and secure an outright title, and Mooney was looking for a share of the crown.  After a dominating 3 quarters from Ursuline, Mooney made a major comeback attempt. It fell just short though, and Ursuline walked away with a 48-44 win.

The Irish were led by Alayna Smith with a big 19 points most of which came in the paint. Lilly Scott played well on both ends of the door scoring 9 points, and grabbing the game clinching steal.  Chelsea Johnson was also in double figures for Ursuline with 10 points


Maria Fire had the game of her career as she tried to Will Mooney back in the game. She scored a game-high 30 points.  Sophia Diorio battled foul trouble, and still came away with 7 points.

Ursuline will stay on the road Thursday as they travel to Hubbard out of the NE8.  Mooney will host Poland on Saturday.