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Majorana's 34 leads Manhasset over GNN

by James Crepea on
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 2:38 AM

Updated Tue, Feb 14, 2012 6:04 AM
Majorana's 34 leads Manhasset over GNN
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She likes to go by the nickname "H Money,'' and Monday night, Halle Majorana was money for Manhasset.

The senior scored 16 of her career-high 34 points in the third quarter, rallying host Manhasset to a 58-46 win over Great Neck North in girls basketball. Manhasset (12-5, 7-5) earned third place in Nassau Conference A-III by sweeping the season series with Great Neck North (10-8, 7-5).

After having difficulty with her shooting in the first half, Majorana paid dividends in the third quarter. The Maryland-bound lacrosse star scored Manhasset's first 11 points and gave the Indians their first lead, at 37-36, on a three-pointer with just over two minutes left in the third.

"My shots weren't falling in the first half, but I knew I had to keep composed and keep taking shots and I knew they were going to eventually fall," said Majorana, who added five rebounds and five assists. "Once I saw they were giving me the opening, I just kept driving."

Jen Doppelt had 22 points for Great Neck North, which had led by 13 at 24-11. Jackie Behar had eight of her 12 points in the second quarter for the Blazers, who led 26-19 at halftime.

Majorana closed the third quarter with a three-pointer to give Manhasset a 42-38 lead. She kept the momentum going into the fourth, hitting another three and stealing the ball on the ensuing play before converting a three-point play.

"She's just a tremendous athletic, just her fire and passion,'' Manhasset coach Lauren Majewski said. "Sometimes it can get the best of her, but ultimately she's a weapon on every cylinder. I told her, 'We need you to win tonight and we need you to have a good night.' "

Kaitlin Miller had nine points and 13 rebounds for Manhasset, which has rebounded from a disappointing 2010-11 season thanks in large part to Majorana.

"This is awesome because Manhasset hasn't really been known for its basketball team and we're making a change this year," Majorana said. "This really meant a lot to us, and we're looking to move forward and play some really good teams in the playoffs and hopefully surprise some people."


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