Venables plans to continue her athletic and academic career at Villanova, after considering offers from Oregon, Princeton, Duke, Georgetown and North Carolina State.
Molly Snow scored 16, sophomore guard Molly Garthwaite set a season high with 13 points, and host Seneca used a 38-12 surge over the second and third quarters to pull away from Eastern, 60-44, in an Olympic Conference clash.
Michelle Dixon had a dozen points for the Vikings, who built an early 19-12 lead.
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Aside from 17 rebounds by Deja Bullock, host Triton had little to cheer about in a 40-21 loss to Cherokee. The Chiefs ran out to a 15-2 lead and coasted home behind 13 points by Sara Farrell.
Tri-County. Freshman guard Jessica Freeman fashioned a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Gina Long pulled down 13 boards as host Wildwood came out on top in a see-saw battle with Cumberland, 51-48. Lauren Whelan's 16 points paced the Colts, who carried a six-point lead into the final period.
Steph Williams pulled Clayton even on a three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation, but visiting Clearview relied on a balanced attack to prevail in overtime, 37-33. Junior center Jewel Brown totaled nine points, 15 rebounds and six blocks for the host Clippers - who converted just 6 of 23 free throws, including a 2-for-12 effort at the line in overtime.
Nicole Fallon and Kristina Reiter had 14 points apiece for Gloucester Catholic, which parlayed a 26-6 game-opening spree into a 63-22 home win over GCIT.
Highland rode 16 points by Liz Looby to a 39-29 win at Pennsville.
Cape-Atlantic. Ta'yon Morgan-Jones led all scorers with 21 points, including 12 in the second quarter, as Atlantic City broke open a tight game en route to a 70-32 triumph at Millville. Courtney Nock's 16 points topped the Thunderbolts' scoring.
Bridget Dandrea came through with 8 of her 13 points in a 15-6 fourth-quarter run, completing Our Lady of Mercy's 35-32 come-from-behind victory at Cape May Tech.
Emily Duggan posted 19 points and nine rebounds, Julia Duggan cleared 11 boards to go with her 15 points, and Emily Gillian dished out eight assists in guiding host Ocean City over Oakcrest, 66-32.
Sacred Heart extended its season-opening winning streak to seven, using balanced scoring to coast past visiting Bridgeton, 68-33. Mandy Buirch (12 points) and Ally Ferrucci (11) paced the Lions' scoring, with Brittany Harden chipping in eight rebounds and Lexi Bruno handing out five assists.
Host Middle Township buried Buena, 51-22, thanks to 15 points and 11 rebounds by senior forward Mariah Smolka.
Friends Schools. Kelcie Evans scored 15 points and assisted on six buckets, Danielle Magaziner grabbed a dozen rebounds, and host Moorestown Friends stormed out to a 14-0 lead in racing past Academy of the New Church, 45-13.
Nonleague. Lavon Childress (22 points) accounted for nine of Paulsboro's 11 points down the stretch, allowing the host Red Raiders to hold off Salem, 47-45. DiShaun Rone recorded a double-double, with 10 points and 16 rebounds, to help Paulsboro offset a 25-point effort by the Rams' Shaqui Coppage.
Sara DeCinque got Haddon Township off to a strong start, scoring 11 of her 14 points in a 20-6 first-quarter run that put the host Hawks on course for a 57-29 rout of Westampton Tech.
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