The Edgemonsters, seeking their first win of the season, were in high-energy mode from the opening tip. Playing against Sleepy Hollow in the friendly confines of EHS in front of a capacity crowd, one could sense that this was their day.
The game started slow, standing at 2-2 at the end of the first. But in the second quarter, the bench brought fire and fury, with Ava White knocking down two outside shots and Addison Burnside slashing to the rim for an easy two.
Coach Scagnelli called for his patented full-court press, which is feared throughout Westchester County. That unleashed Eliza Press, Farryn Gallup, Macey Miller and Ariana Segal, who together forced numerous turnovers. Press went coast-to-coast for a beauty of a layup, and the momentum was clearly swinging to the home squad. Buckets from Sarah Hu, Sophia Yaghoubi and a free throw from Lindsay Jaffe paced the E-Monsters who netted an impressive 13 in the quarter, putting them at a comfortable 15-2 at the half.
The third quarter brought much of the same, with great moves by Penelope Kraus leading an 8-1 tear. The game ended with Edgemont’s speedy guards pushing the ball down court and controlling the tempo. With the help of great screens by Bella Mauskopf, Hu was able to add six points, making her the high scorer with 12. Isabella Pacia added two baskets as the home fans expressed their appreciation of an outstanding performance, which ended in a final score of 33-9 in favor of Edgemont.
Smiles abounded after the game. Now 1-2 and rapidly improving, the girls are pumped to take on Dobbs Ferry at Greenville on Wednesday at 6:45pm.