Cate roared out to a 23-9 halftime lead and rolled past Nordhoff, 44-19, in a girls basketball season opener on Thursday.

Sophia Ospina scored 14 points and Lilli Whelan had a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Rams.

Freshman Emerson Evans grabbed eight boards and Mary Foster had eight rebounds and scored seven points.

“We could not have asked for a better overall effort from our team in their opening game of the 2022-23 season,” said Cate coach Laura Moore. “We are excited to see all that this group can achieve this year.”

Cate next plays St. Bonaventure in Bishop Diego’s Bird Cage Classic on Nov. 30.

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