From Press staff reports

Mariya Ruban converted a layup with 6.1 seconds left as Our Lady of Mercy Academy girls basketball team defeated visiting Woodrow Wilson 51-49 in a South Jersey Invitational Tournament first-round game.

With two seconds left, Anne Brewer sealed the win for the host Villagers with a steal. Ruban finished with 16 points and Ali Dandrea led the scoring with 22.

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Dandrea was 5-for-5 from behind the arc and had two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Ruta Vetra provided 10 points for OLMA, which will play a second-round game on Feb. 10.

Woodrow Wilson recorded seven 3-pointers.

Woodrow Wilson 15 14 12 8-49

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 17 10 10 14-51

WW-Perry 9 2-3 23, Stevens 8 1-2 21, Bennett 1 0-0 2, English 1 0-0 2, Allen 0 1-2 1. Totals-19 4-7 49.

OLMA-Dandrea 8 1-1 22,Kavanagh 0 3-4 3, Zee 0 0-0 0, Ruban 6 4-6 16, Vetra 5 0-0 10. Totals-19 8-11 51.

3-pointers-Stevens (4), Perry (3) WW. Dandrea (5) O.

Records-OLMA 6-8.

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