STAMFORD — It was an elegant solution to a situation that served both parties well.

The St. Luke’s School girls basketball team entered Friday’s road contest at King School with a spotless 10-0 overall record. King entered at 0-7 overall.

St. Luke’s elected to give four starters — Boston College-bound Sydney Lowery, Maya Klein, McKenna Frank, Bridget Dalton — the entire game off.

It was a prudent decision by St. Luke’s since the Storm is playing Sunday at a tournament at Harry Truman High School in Bronx, N.Y.

The remaining 10 players on the St. Luke’s varsity roster acquitted themselves well during their moment in the spotlight as they fashioned a 62-36 triumph over King.

There will probably be a need to make many copies of the videotape from the game as all 10 Storm players scored while keeping St. Luke’s quest for an unbeaten season alive.

Sophomores Sydney Cummings (team-high 14 points) and Riley Page (10 points) were forces in the paint. Seventh-grader Caroline Lau (eight points) and freshman Janelle Johnson (nine points) did damage on the perimeter for St. Luke’s.

“Everybody was checking their statistics in the scorebook after the game,” said St. Luke’s assistant coach Clifford Doll. “These kids do get some playing time in many of our games. But today, they were the show. They carried the load with honor.”

Doll was deputizing for St. Luke’s head coach Matthew Ward, who was home welcoming his baby daughter into the world.

“Everybody on our roster is young (Lowery is the lone senior),” Doll said. “So any experience like this they can get is good. It is also a nice benefit for all the work they do in practice playing against our starting five.”

St. Luke’s led 32-19 at halftime and King got as close as 34-25 before the Storm fashioned a 12-1 surge to settle the issue at 46-26 with 11:08 to go.

For King, sophomore Alonna Christy led the way with 16 points followed by Abby Price (nine points) and Callie Bartimer (eight).

“Playing with Natalie (Wind) was a luxury for Alonna. This year all the ballhandling falls upon her,” said King coach John Bagley, a former NCAA and NBA standout scorer. “The defenses she sees are tough. But that’s where growth in her game will come from.”

Rich.DePreta@stamford

advocate.com

ST. LUKE’S 62, KING 36

ST. LUKE’S (11-0 overall)

Sydney Cummings 7 0-0 14 Jada Boggs 1 2-2 4 Caroline Lau 3 2-2 8 Janelle Johnson 4 0-2 9 Riley Page 3 4-4 10 Thaise Sudano 1 0-0 2 Tamia Fulton 1 0-0 2 Elizabeth Laub 3 0-0 6 Hannah Amendola 1 0-0 2 Alexa Watson 2 0-2 5. Totals: 26 8-12 62.

KING (0-8 overall)

Alonna Christy 5 6-8 16 Callie Bartimer 3 2-4 8 Abby Price 4 1-1 9 Genevieve Skolds 0 0-0 0 Diana Degnan 0 0-0 0 Nicole Sheerin-Wissenberg 1 0-0 3 Dhasiya Anderson 0 0-2 0 Aliyah Carson 0 0-2 0. Totals: 13 9-17 36.

ST. LUKE’S 32 30—62

KING 19 17—36

3-Pointers: StL —Johnson, Watson. K—Sheerin-Wissenberg.