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By Kaitlyn Gurcik

Gloucester City News

January 21 was one of the most eventful days in Gloucester City so far this year, as the Lady Lions basketball team took on the Lady Rams, who are one of South Jersey Top 10 teams.

But ratings do not matter when Gloucester City High School meets rival Gloucester Catholic.

On Thanksgiving, the Lions football team beat the Rams on that historic day for the second year in a row.

This Saturday began with the junior varsity Lady Lions taking on the Lady Rams, and it was a nail biter until the final minutes.

Sophomore Latasha Sparrow got fouled after hitting a two pointer. She drilled the free throw to seal the deal, 29-26, for the Lady Lions.

  The day continued with the varsity game.

  As fate would have it, the Gloucester High varsity Lady Lions beat the Lady Rams, 32-26. Just like last year, it came down to the final minute and final shots.

  Junior Kathleen Velez made the key foul shots to seal it for the Lions.

  “Regardless of how big the rivalry is with Catholic, our team proved that it was just another game. We came out on top and stuck together till the end.” Velez said.

  The Lady Lions led in all four quarters and came out victorious – improving their record to 10-2 and staying in first place in the Tri County Conference.