Hillhouse defeats St. Joseph in girls basketball opener

St. Joseph lost to Hillhouse 58-50 in the girls’ basketball opener for both teams on Tuesday.

Nielle Reeves scored 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead Hillhouse to victory.

Kate Rudini scored 16 points to pace the offense for coach Chris Lindwall’s Cadets.

Kirsten Rodriguez scored 10 points. Dennaye Hinds and Izzy Casucci scored eight points each.

Casucci had 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Hinds had 10 rebounds, two blocks and three steals.

Rudini had four assists and three steals.

St. Joseph will host New Fairfield Friday at 7.