Written by Record Pilot Staff Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00
Portledge School Girls Varsity Basketball culminated their successful 2014 season by winning the Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League title by defeating the Waldorf School of Garden City 43-37. This is the fifth consecutive year Portledge School has claimed this title, and it is significant because next year Portledge will move on to the Private School Athletic Association League.
Star Portledge point guard Tamara Simpson also passed a personal milestone during the championship game, marking her 2,000th point. Simpson plans to attend Yale University in the fall.
Portledge Coach Walter Amadio says, “She worked well within our system, made everyone around her better, and still managed to achieve a great personal goal. She’s been an exceptional player who has meant a lot to this program. She allowed our team to compete at a level that we hadn’t before.”
The victory qualified Portledge to play in the NYSAISAA Class C state tournament, where they defeated York Prep in the round of 16 but ultimately fell to #2 ranked Hackley School in the quarter finals. The Panthers finished the season with an 18-5 record, and ranked 7th in the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association.