Written by Erica Palladino Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
The North Shore High School gymnasium was filled with the girls’ varsity basketball team, coaches, teachers, friends and families on Friday, Feb. 10. Not only did the girls play a terrific, fast-paced game, but also one of the players - senior point guard Amanda Johansen - had 20 points, 13 rebounds and scored her 1,000th career point that night.
There were only 40 seconds left of the second quarter when Johansen shot a free throw, bringing the team up to 44 points. When the ball went through the hoop, the fans roared, and confetti flew from the bleachers. By the end of the game the girls experienced an 85-55 win over Valley Stream North in Conference A-IV.Teammate Micaela Dussel said, “Amanda has been such an asset to the system and we are lucky to have her on our team. She is a strong player and deserved to be recognized at the game for her incredible accomplishment.”
To add to the excitement, Friday night happened to be the girls’ “Senior Game” and each of the players agreed that all of the seniors including University of Southern California-bound Johansen, and the team as a whole gave 100 percent.