Mariya Ruban led Our Lady of Mercy Academy with nine points and 10 rebounds Wednesday in a 58-32 loss to unbeaten Dreher (9-0) in the opening round of the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in S.C.

Ruban also recorded four blocks, while Caitlyn Covella added eight points. Ruta Vetra contributed six points and three steals for the Villagers, which play Myrtle Beach High School today at 10 a.m. in the second round.

For Dreher, Kaydra Duckett posted a game-high 18 points.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 17 15—32

Dreher 26 32—58

OLMA—Covella 2 2-2 8, Dandrea 1 2-2 5, Kavanagh 2 0-0 4, Ruban 3 3-4 9, Vetra 2 2-2 6. Totals—10 9-10 32.

D—Starr 3 2-2 9, Robinson 5 3-5 13, Dunlap 4 2-5 10, Duckett 9 0-0 18, M. Johnson 1 0-0 2, Canty 2 0-0 4, Parks 1 0-0 2. Totals—25 7-12 58.

3-pointers—Covella (2), Dandrea OLMA; Starr D.

Records—OLMA 0-2, Dreher 9-0.

From Tuesday

Egg Harbor Township 55, Vineland 42

Selena Santiago led Egg Harbor Township with 15 points. Meaghan Mahana added 11 for the Eagles.

Egg Harbor Township 11 13 16 15—55

Vineland 13 7 16 6—42

EHT—Santiago 7 1-1 15, Baker 1 0-0 2, Baum 4 0-0 8, Mahana 5 1-2 11, C. Pappas 3 3-4 9, Reed 3 2-2 8, Roadside 0 1-2 1, Valasquez 0 1-3 1. Totals—23 9-14 55.

V—Watson 4 0-0 9, James 2 0-0 5, Harold 1 0-0 2, Russell 12 1-3 26. Totals—19 1-3 42.

3-pointers—Watson, James, Russell V.

Records—EHT 1-1; Vineland 0-3.

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