Metuchen’s Flaherty to miss 2-3 weeks with fractured foot

Metuchen High School senior point guard Katelynn Flaherty will miss 2-3 weeks with a fractured foot, as first reported by MSG Varsity’s Gregg Lerner.

Flaherty, who transferred from Point Pleasant Beach to Metuchen on Jan. 2, debuted for the Bulldogs Wednesday against Mother Seton and posted an impressive stat line of 26 points, eight assists and eight steals.

Flaherty appeared to hurt herself in the second quarter of Metuchen’s 68-48 victory, but she came back to score 10 points in the third quarter before sitting out the final quarter.

“She’s become a vital part of the team, both on and off court. She’s sharing her wisdom with the players and everyone respects one another,” Metuchen head coach Pat Mayo said. “We’ll make the best of it.”

Mayo said that she doesn’t have a definitive time frame of how long Flaherty will be out, but she said it’ll be at least one week.

In Friday night’s game against Wardlaw-Hartridge, senior Cassie Smith scored a season-high 47 points, adding 17 rebounds and five steals to pace the Bulldogs to a 67-41 victory.

“We are going to play our regular game until Katelynn gets back,” Mayo said. “If Cassie scores 40, we’ll take what’s given to us. Our complimentary players are getting better, so we’ll be OK.”

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