St. Joseph held Staples of Westport to 14 points through three quarters when coach Chris Lindwall’s Cadets improved to 8-0 on the season with a 44-30 girls basketball victory over the visiting Wreckers on Tuesday.

Bridget Sharnick and Jackie Jozefick scored 12 points each and Caitlin Sharnick had eight for St. Joseph, which is now 6-0 in the FCIAC and qualified for the state tournament.

Bridget Sharnick had nine rebounds and three steals, Jozefick had eight rebounds and four blocks and Shannon O’Meara had seven rebounds.