CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. Horace Greeley felt it was time to press the issue in the third quarter of its Booster Club Tournament first-round girls basketball game with Harrison, Thursday.
Once the Quakers unleashed their zone press, they seized command of the game and went on to a 55-43 victory over the Huskies.
Horace Greeley will play John Jay-Cross River in the title game on Saturday at 4 p.m. Harrison will face Ramapo in the consolation game on Saturday at noon.
Jackie Brett led the Quakers with a game-high 19 points and Izzy Berkey added 16 points.The Quakers led 36-29 early in the third when they set up their press. The result was five consecutive Harrison turnovers, enabling the Quakers to extend their lead to 47-32.
Lindsay Hill added six points and Andi Picker had six points and four steals for the Quakers.
Harrison 11 11 10 11 43 Horace Greeley 12 17 18 8 55
Harrison (43) Christie Nannariello 0-0-0, Paige Brabant 4-0-8, Samantha Russo 1-0-2, Shawn Caparelli 8-0-16, Jenna Webb 1-1-4, Kyle Leftkowitz 3-0-6, Jordan Valentzas 1-0-3, Gabrielle Morris 1-2-4, Ashley Eklund 0-0-0, Gia Mancini 0-0-0. Totals -- 19-3-43.Horace Greeley -- Izzy Berkey 5-3-16, AndI Picker 3-0-6, Lindsay Hill 3-0-6, Jackie Brett 9-0-19, Sam Srinivason 2-0-4, Olivia Kesterer 2-0-4, Maura Grant 0-0-0, Nikki Levy 0-0-0, Molly Gonzalez 0-0-0, Tori Ganzi 0-0-0, Sarah Nadler 0-0-0, Jackie Selzter 0-0-0. Totals -- 24-3-55.
3-point goals -- H: Webb, Valentzas; HG: Berkey 3, Brett, Picker.
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