There was a time, back in sixth grade, when Amy Pelletier would position herself on the low block and challenge Tori Faieta in the paint.
It was long before they became high school rivals in the Catholic Central League, with Pelletier starring at Bishop Fenwick, while Faieta blossomed at St. Mary’s of Lynn.
It was well before Pelletier stopped growing, at 5-feet-7 and developed into a sharp shooter with a quick release, while Faieta, now 6-2, evolved into a forward with a powerful post game.
And it was well before they became teammates at Stonehill College, and emerged into two key components of the Skyhawks’ offense.
Pelletier is the Skyhawks’ second-leading scorer (15.8 points per game), while Faieta is third (13.6 ppg), while collecting a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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