Despite a three-point barrage by Albertus’ Maeve Parahus, Hudson Valley lost the BCANY championship game 93-84 to Central. Parahus made nine 3-pointers to account for 27 of her 29 points.
I can’t remember seeing a local girl make nine 3s in any game, much less an all-star affair like this.
“We got down early, but we made a nice run in the beginning of the second half,” Hudson Valley coach Dan Ricci said. “It was a great experience for everybody. It was a very high level of basketball.”
Central won because of 6-foot-3 Breanna Stewart, ranked by some as the top recruit in the country. (Naturally she’s headed to UConn.) Not only did she score 35 to up her tournament average to 28.5 points, she also grabbed 22 rebounds, had seven blocks and four assists.
Ricci said that Alexis Martins actually did a great job defending her, which tells you something about how great she is.
Martins finished with 18 points. Saniya Chong added 16 points.