The Edgemont Dunking Divas steamrolled Yorktown on Sunday 34-11. Abigail Lewis, after checking in and promptly tripping over the 3-point line, turned in her best performance of the young season with tough defense and several nice passes. Said Lewis: “I will be more aware of that line next game.”
Kaitlyn Kane’s ballhandling was outstanding and she extended the Diva lead early with a breakaway layup.
Jordan Ellenberg, Ava Orlando, and Anisha Rao set perfect screens, played strong defense, and owned the boards.
Gabriella O’Reilly had her usual many steals, and if the court were 50 feet 2 inches wide instead of just 50 feet, she would have had several layup attempts.
Madison Frain, on her way to 4 points, put her defenders in a spin cycle and owned the midrange in a manner reminiscent of a certain player for the Knicks in the 1970s.
Sidney Burak netted a career-high 16 points, while Julia Hu (11 points) carried the scoring load early and distributed the rock in the second half.
Said Assistant Coach Rob Sauerhaft: “At halftime, we instructed the girls to have their heads up and see the open player down the court. I was pleased to see the Divas execute that important fundamental aspect of basketball during the 3rd and 4th quarters.”
The Divas have one more game in December and then in January face a tough schedule against several challenging opponents.