Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00Sporting a remarkably balanced scoring attack, the Massapequa girls’ basketball team has finished another regular season in their customary place as Conference AA-I champions.
After a home game loss to Freeport in late January, the Lady Chiefs reeled off three straight wins, starting with a lopsided 48-18 away win at Farmingdale and continuing with big wins over Hempstead and Syosset.
Massapequa’s victories all follow a familiar pattern: Big first quarter leads, combined with stingy defense and balanced scoring. The loss to Freeport was the exception as Danielle Doherty scored 27 points, while no other player made it to double digits.However, in the wins over Farmingdale, Hempstead, and Syosset, the scoring was spread around. Morgan Roessler had 21 points in the Farmingdale win, while Sabrina Fregosi added 10 points and Ms. Doherty had eight.
In the win over Hempstead, it was Rachel Sieber’s turn to lead the way, as she had 12 points, including two three-point baskets. Morgan Roessler had 10 points and Danielle Doherty, again, had eight.
Finally, in the season-ending win over Syosset, Nicole Scicutella led the way with 12 points, as Danielle Doherty and Morgan Roessler pitched in with nine points each.
This week, The Massapequan Observer has announced more MHS athletes signing letters of intent to continue their athletic career at colleges and universities up and down the Eastern seaboard and it is very possible that those ranks will be increased by the top players from another great Massapequa squad. For now, it’s on to the playoffs and the promise of more glory in what has been another great year for the girls’ squad.