The PSAL playoffs begin Saturday for Wagner High School girls’ basketball team, as it faces Murray Bergtraum in the Class “AA” quarterfinals at Achievement First Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m.
As exciting as the postseason is, junior guard Nicole Melious is adding a bit more electricity into the mix, as the 5-foot-9 dynamo is knocking on the door of former Ossining’s Andra Espinoza-Hunter’s single-season New York state girls’ high school record of 995 points.
Melious currently has dropped in an impressive league-leading 961 points on the season and has tallied 1918 high school career points.
It is conceivable that the 17-year-old Georgia Tech commit shatters the record that day. Melious finished the regular season with a 40.4 points per game average, Plus, an average of 10.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per tilt.
Additionally, she has drained 13 straight double-doubles, four triple-doubles, six 50-plus, five 40-plus, eight 30-plus, and four 20-plus points games.
And if the Falcons advance to the semifinals after Saturday, Melious will have a shot at eclipsing the 2000-point mark.
Hold on to your popcorn and sit on the edge of your seat, as Wagner and one of New York’s most thrilling, must-watch ballers chase hoops glory.
— Jerry Del Priore
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