The Susquehanna Valley High School Girls Basketball Team out of Broome County, New York, concluded its sweep of the downstate competition by capturing the Girls Championship at the 19th Annual Westchester County Slam Dunk Basketball Tournament underway through this Friday. Tipping off yesterday in the Tournament's opening day, the Susquehanna sqaud dispatched the team from Westchester County's Somers High School by a final score of 49-46 and went on to beat a team from Long Island's Nassau County in the Championship Final.
Above: Members of the Susquehanna Sabers during the National Anthem of the Opening Round of the Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament
Leading the way in Tuesday's opener was the Susquehanna Sabers 6'4" power forward, Maeve Donnelly (#33), who contributed a game high 17 points while also pulling down a game high 10 rebounds. Also shooting for double digits in the opening round was the Sabers 5'6" guard, Hannah Haskell (#13).
Above: Maeve Donnelly scoring in Tuesday's action
Above: Hannah Haskell contributing to the Sabers opening round effort
After putting away their opening round win against Westchester's Masters School Panthers, Long Island's 2016-17 Class A Champion Elmont High School Spartans tipped off against the Susquehanna Sabers in this evening's Championship Final. The Sabers came out on fire with a spirited offense that delivered 15 points in the first quarter and crushing defense that held the Spartans to only 3 points. Things evened out in the second quarter with Elmont coming back to convincingly take the third quarter 14-7. In a hard-fought contest, these two teams battled to a tie.
Attesting to talent on court, the depth of the benches, and superior coaching the teams battled through the first overtime, each scoring six points, and failing to break the tie. It took a second overtime for the Susquehanna Sabers to finally overcome the best that Long Island had to offer. For her outstanding effort in both games and on both offense and defense, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation presented Maeve Donnelly with the Tournament Most Valuable Player trophy.
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