Hornets win Pope John Holiday Tournament; improve to 4-1

Published in the January 4, 2018 edition

SOPHOMORE GUARD Ali Grasso was named MVP of the Pope John Holiday Tournament after helping the Hornets clinch the tournament title with victories over Winthrop and Pope John.(John Friberg Photo)

By DAN NUNN

EVERETT — Sophomore guard Allie Grasso was named tournament MVP as North Reading beat the Winthrop Vikings and Pope John Tigers by a combined score of 106-42 to clinch the Holiday Tournament title last Thursday.

NRHS defeated Winthrop 50-29 in the first game and demolished Pope John 56-13 in the finals.

Grasso scored 12 points and had 10 steals in the first game and picked up 10 points and 8 steals in the championship. Junior Mia DeNofrio was a defensive stalwart with 11 steals in game one and 6 steals in game two. Sophomore Lauren Sullivan was named to the tournament All-Star team and senior tri-captain Victoria Grasso scored 13 points in the finals.