Lady Dukes crush New Paltz, 63-22
Marlboro’s girls basketball took advantage of too many New Paltz turnovers Friday and made their shots to build a big first half lead before winning 63-22 at home.
“We moved the ball well. Everybody shot and made their baskets,” said Keith McAteer, Marlboro’s coach, after his team improved to 8-4. “They were all looking for each other to see who was open.”
Marlboro led 20-2 after the first quarter and 37-6 at the half behind Angelica DeSantis’ 14 points in the first half. DeSantis scored three more points in the third quarter and led the Dukes with 17 points. Nina DeFabio scored 13 points for Marlboro with a trio of three-pointers, and Oliva Morehead came off the bench and scored all of her seven points in the fourth quarter.
Friday’s game came after the Dukes beat Millbrook in overtime Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Marlboro hosts Rondout Friday and ends the regular season Tuesday, Feb. 12 on the road at Red Hook.
McAteer, in his first season as the varsity coach, didn’t know after Friday’s game the team’s chances of making the MHAL postseason, but he is confident about the sectional tournament which starts the last week of February.
“We should have a decent seed,” said McAteer. “I’m happy.”
By Bond Brungard