Knights Hang Tough, Remain Undefeated
In the second quarter of the John Glenn Lady Knights’ 52-38 home win over Shoreham-Wading River Jan. 23, there was a note of concern in the home stands after they were outscored 10-4 in the frame and trailed by 2 going into the half.
However, any concern was wiped away when the Knights surged in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter to victory, a win that helps firm up their hold on the League VI championship title.
While the ladies started to right the ship with a 17-10 third quarter, they slammed the door in the opening moments of the fourth quarter, when they stretched that lead to a more comfortable double-digit margin.
Leading the pivotal charge in the fourth was Alexis Groark, who scored 7 of her 11 points in the final frame, and leading scorer Lexie Koenke, who performed a similar feat by making 6 of her 12 points in the fourth. Agile Aaliyah Graham added some firepower of her own with 10 points, including a 3-pointer. Tanna Mohammed scored a pair of 3s in an 8-point game, and Monika Sivilli also drained a 3 en route to scoring 7 points.
The strong play that brought them to a 10-0 record in League VI continued on the road the next day when they defeated Bayport-Blue Point 53-38 Jan. 24.
The Lady Knights came charging out of the gates with a 20-6 first quarter; however, they faltered a bit on the second to enter the half with a 27-21 lead. The Knights fired back in the third, though, expanding their lead back to a 40-27 margin.
The Knights were superb from long range in the victory – Mohammed scored five 3-pointers in the win for a total of 19 points, while Sivilli had a trio of 3s herself as part of a 15-point effort. Koenke had 8, while Graham had 5 and Groark had 4.
The Knights were scheduled to play East Hampton on the road after press time Tuesday and host Amityville this Thursday at 4 p.m.