The St. Joseph High girls basketball team turned back Staples-Westport, 54-49, in Trumbull on Tuesday.

Jenn Vasquez scored 14 points, Mairead Donahue 12 and Lauren Della Veccia 10, as the Cadets improved to 5-11.

St. Joseph trailed 24-22 at the half before it took a 38-36 lead into the final period.

Ana DoCarmo scored seven points, Caitlin Sharnick five, Erin Johnson four and Chloe Dudzinski two, as Staples dipped to 5-10.

Vasquez had 16 rebounds, Donahue 10 boards, and Della Vecchia seven assists.