Written by Erica Palladino Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00
On March 3, the North Shore Girls’ Varsity Basketball team experienced an impressive win against Garden City in the Nassau County Championship game. It was the program’s first title. But the season didn’t stop there. The girls trained every day after school before participating in the Long Island Championship game at SUNY Farmingdale Friday, March 9. Many of the girls on the team have been playing together since middle school, so they knew Friday’s game would be emotional, no matter what the outcome was.
North Shore lost to John H. Glenn High School, 76-65, but throughout the LIC game they never lost hope. During the first quarter the NS team was in the lead, 17 to 12. Glenn responded with a 12-12 second quarter so that the score at half time was 31-29, Knights. The fourth quarter was filled with a combination of adrenaline (from the players and the fans) and foul shots. With less than 10 minutes, Amanda took over in the fourth quarter as she scored 18 of North Shore’s 22 points in the frame. It was a full team effort as North Shore continued playing aggressively until the final buzzer scored.
According to senior Christine Castiglione, who is a proud member of the NS team, “No one ever stopped supporting one another, which made us such a special team. We started with a great, inspiring coach and we’ll never forget all that we have accomplished.”