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Harborfields girls reach Suffolk 'A' semis

by Adam Ronis on
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 9:25 AM

Updated Thu, Feb 23, 2012 5:14 PM
Harborfields girls reach Suffolk 'A' semis
Photo by Photo by Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

It wasn't a matter of when Harborfields would score, but who. Bridgit Ryan had a spurt followed by Amy Werbitsky. Then it was Kasey Stolba followed by Lexi O'Connor. You get the point.

Harborfields has a lot of depth and an array of ways to beat an opponent, and it was on display Wednesday night in an 82-47 win over No. 3 Amityville in a Suffolk Class A girls basketball semifinal at Harborfields.

Ryan had 17 points and 10 rebounds, O'Connor and Stolba each scored 13, and Werbitsky and Allie Tunick had 10 for No. 2 Harborfields (18-1).

Raven Price's 31 points led Amityville (11-5).

Harborfields will play No. 1 Glenn at 4 p.m. Saturday in the final in a rematch of last season's final won by Glenn.

"We always get it to the open girl," Ryan said. "If we have an open shot, we take it. No one is selfish. Everyone is always cutting and getting it to the open girl."

Harborfields opened the game with a 12-0 run in the first 2:54. Ryan scored five points in a 20-1 first quarter with seven players scoring for the Tornadoes.

Ryan missed eight games this season with an ankle injury and Harborfields went 7-1 in her absence.

"Lexi stepped up when Bridgit was out," Harborfields coach Russ Tietjen said. "It was a blessing in disguise. She comes back and makes our team so much better. It gave other kids a chance to get minutes and hopefully that's going to pay off."

Harborfields led 35-12 at the half. Stolba scored seven points and Ryan had five points in the third quarter to extend the lead to 57-25.

"We've been playing together since fourth grade," O'Connor said. "We have a good team camaraderie and it's showing."


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