Wagner’s Nicole Melious Dominates the PSAL Staten Island HS Competition


Susan Wagner’s Nicole Melious finished the 2021 PSAL girls basketball season with a triple-double performance: 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 rebounds in a 69-51 victory over host Tottenville Wednesday evening.

Nicole Melious with Hoopers NY squad.

Lady Falcon freshman Sam Harrell contributed 20 points in the win.

The victory capped a perfect 6-0 campaign for Wagner, with Melious averaging 40.0 ppg, 13.3 rpg, and 7.1 apg.

The Georgia Tech commit enjoyed a stellar contest while the Lady Pirates draped double teams on her all game long, said her dad and AAU Hoopers NY Head Coach Dan Melious.

With 946 points in her first two seasons as a Lady Falcon, Melious has the reachable milestone of scoring over 2000 high school career points with two years left at Wagner.

Moreover, the 5-foot-9 guard is within reach of becoming Staten Island high school girl’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer at 2100 points, which ex-St. Joseph Hill star Kelsey Carey–a former NCAA Division I standout, professional basketball player overseas, and current coach at College of Staten Island–holds.

Futhermore, Melious has a shot at surpassing Kyle McAlarney’s Staten Island high school all-time scoring record of 2566 points. McAlarney, a former player at Moore Catholic High School, played for Notre Dame and in nine pro seasons.

Melious’ talents have not been lost on Lady Falcons’ head Coach Tom Rizzo.

“She’s a once in a lifetime player,” Rizzo wrote on social media. “Her court vision is just as good as her scoring.”

— Jerry Del Priore

(Photos: Dan Melious)

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