Cranford girls’ basketball has done well playing Roselle Catholic at RC

Undefeated Watchung Division teams meet Friday night at RC's gym

The Cranford girls’ basketball team definitely has Roselle Catholic’s number when playing the Lions in regular season games at RC.

Cranford has won at least its last four regular season games against Roselle Catholic at Roselle Catholic, including wins in the 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008 and 2006-2007 seasons.

The teams will meet tonight for the first time this season, game time at RC scheduled for 7.

Both are in the Union County Conference’s Watchung Division in the same season for the first time, with Cranford moving up.

Both are 6-0 overall.

Both are 3-0 in the Watchung Division.

Roselle Catholic is coming off a big 61-54 home win over defending Shore Conference Tournament champion St. Rose of Belmar Thursday night.

Cranford has another big game Saturday at noon at home against Group 4 power North Hunterdon, which as of Friday sported a 6-1 mark.

Cranford has won at least its last four regular season games played against Roselle Catholic at Roselle Catholic going back to the 2006-2007 season.

Roselle Catholic was undefeated during the last three of those meetings, 8-0 in 2010, 9-0 in 2009 and 0-0 on Dec. 14, 2007 – Jackie Dyer’s first game as Cranford’s head coach.

Here’s a breakdown of the Cranford-RC regular season games played at RC since the 2005-2006 season and then a look at all Cranford-RC scores during that same time period:

 

CRANFORD VS. ROSELLE CATHOLIC GIRLS’ BASKETBALL


Regular season games at Roselle Catholic:


2011-2012 – DID NOT PLAY


2010-2011 – DID NOT PLAY


2009-2010
Jan. 16, 2010: Cranford 49, RC 47 – regular season at RC
Senior Jamie Webb (15 points) makes layup at buzzer for winning basket off assist from freshman Jess McCoy (11 points). RC won the first three quarters, but Cranford won the fourth 18-5. RC led 42-31 going into fourth. Roselle Catholic was 8-0.


2008-2009
Jan. 15, 2009: Cranford 44, RC 33 – regular season at RC
Roselle Catholic was 9-0 and won at Cranford 39-31 nine days earlier.


2007-2008 – Jackie Dyer’s first season as Cranford head coach
Dec. 14, 2007: Cranford 41, RC 38 (OT) – regular season at RC
Season-opener for both. Roselle Catholic was 0-0. Senior Liz Snyder scored 15 points and junior Angela Renna 12 for Cranford.


2006-2007 – Brian Chapman’s last season as Cranford head coach
Dec. 20, 2006: Cranford 42, RC 27 – regular season at RC


2005-2006 – DID NOT PLAY
Feb. 24, 2006: Cranford 35, Roselle 26 – UCT final at RC
Cranford captures its first UCT championship, led by junior Lisa Levonas, who scored 15 points.

Dyer also led Cranford JV to the 2006-2007 UCT title, winning the championship game at RC.

CRANFORD VS. ROSELLE CATHOLIC GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

SINCE 2005-2006 SEASON:

 

2011-2012 – DID NOT PLAY

 

2010-2011 – DID NOT PLAY

 

2009-2010

Feb. 23, 2010: RC 75, Cranford 50 – UCT semifinal at RC

Feb. 13, 2010: RC 42, Cranford 33 – regular season at Cranford

Jan. 16, 2010: Cranford 49, RC 47 – regular season at RC

 

2008-2009

Feb. 19, 2009: RC 35, Cranford 35 – UCT quarterfinal at Rahway

Jan. 15, 2009: Cranford 44, RC 33 – regular season at RC

Jan. 6, 2009: RC 39, Cranford 31 – regular season at Cranford

 

2007-2008 – Jackie Dyer’s first season as Cranford head coach

Jan. 17, 2008: RC 44, Cranford 42 – regular season at Cranford

Dec. 14, 2007: Cranford 41, RC 38 (OT) – regular season at RC

 

2006-2007 – Brian Chapman’s last season as Cranford head coach

Jan. 23, 2007: Cranford 44, RC 34 – regular season at Cranford

Dec. 20, 2006: Cranford 42, RC 27 – regular season at RC

 

2005-2006 – DID NOT PLAY

Feb. 24, 2006: Cranford 35, Roselle 26 – UCT final at RC

Cranford captures its first UCT championship.

 

Dyer also led Cranford’s JV team to its 2006-2007 UCT title, winning

the championship game at RC.

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