By Jerry Del Priore
After routing Wagner, 67-41, at Midwood High School last week, South Shore looks prime for a trip to Madison Square Garden in March for a chance at a three-peat PSAL girls basketball championship.
South Shore (3-0, 7-2) established early dominance, dribbling out to a commanding 23-10 lead in the first period. The Lady Vikings didn’t let up in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Seahawks 14-9 for a 37-19 advantage going into the locker room.
South Shore’s aggressive defense locked down on Wagner (5-2, 9-4), limiting the opposition to two points in the third period, while scoring 18 of its own for a comfortable 55-21 lead.
At that point, the rest of the game was at hand, as the Lady Vikings held a sizable 34-point margin over the Lady Seahawks going into the last period. But Wagner performed much better in the fourth quarter – albeit against backups – posting 20 points to South Shore’s 12.
Though the Lady Vikings have been flattening the local competition thus far, head coach Anwar Gladden said he’s isn’t permitting his girls to take their foot off the collective gas pedal. South Shore has been playing tough competition in non-league games, hoping to prepare themselves for bigger things this season.
“We’re just trying to get better every day,” Gladden said after the game. “We went 3-1 down in Myrtle Beach. The girls looked good; they bonded. So, we’re going to keep working. We’re trying to get to the states (championships).”
Senior guard Tsahai Corbie poured in 13 points while junior forward/center Jasmine Johnson chipped in with nine.
The Lady Vikings kickoff a busy month of action in January as they travel to Brooklyn Collegiate Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for a PSAL Class “AA” tilt.