Conrad's Stefanie Kulesza (44) celebrates her 1,000th career point with her teammates at the Diamond State Classic

Conrad's Stefanie Kulesza (44) celebrates her 1,000th career point with her teammates at the Diamond State Classic

Conrad’s Stefanie Kulesza scored 24 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as Conrad repelled a mid-game rally for a 55-38 victory over Seminaire Saint-Francois (Quebec).

Conrad’s early gameplan focused on getting Kulesza to her milestone, as her team’s first five puts came off of her hand, and a three-pointer of a Jy’Nylah Whittelsey assist crossed her into four-digits.

After a brief ceremony, that triple sparked a 13-3 run, as the Red Wolves went up 15-7 after the opening quarter.

Stefanie’s sister Julie continued the momentum with a three early in the second quarter, as the lead swelled all the way to 22-7.

Their Quebecois opposition were not going down without a fight, as a pair of Bankshot three-pointers from Julia Denis sparked a 15-2 response, and after Kayla Couturier’s three went through the net, it was quickly a 24-22 game.

Conrad’s defense stiffened, and they were able to get their running game going, as they won the third quarter 17-6 to take a 43-30 lead into the final quarter, and then rolled from there.

Julie Kulesza and Alyssa Faville each scored 12 points for Conrad, who advances to face Pennsylvania’s St. Basil Academy in a semifinal game Sunday at 3:15 p.m.

Anais Levasseur led Seminaire Saint-Francois with 11 points, they will take on Roland Country Day (Maryland) in a consolation game Sunday.