M-W Varsity Girls Basketball team opens season with 31-26 loss to Arlington

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Photos by William Dimmit The 2017-2018 Crusaders line up for the National Anthem before taking on Admirals of Arlington on Monday, Dec. 4.

  • Alyx Sperling fires a pass in the first quarter.

  • Ava Delardi (#23) drives into traffic on her way to the basket.

  • Caroline Helbeck (#11) drives for two points in the second half of the game.

CENTRAL VALLEY — On Monday night, Dec. 4, at Monroe-Woodbury High School, the Varsity Girls Basketball Team began its 2017-18 season when they hosted the Admirals of Arlington High School in a non-league game.

The Crusaders got off to a 9-7 first quarter lead behind the four points and two steals by Caroline Helbeck.

In the second quarter, the Admirals tightened up their defense and held the Crusaders to five points.

The two teams reached the half with the Crusaders leading 14-13.

In the third quarter it looked as though the Crusaders just might pull away when they scored 10 points, with Ava Delardi and Jamie Waldron each scoring four as they jumped out to a 24-18 lead.

But in the fourth quarter the Admirals' defense held the Crusaders to two points while they rolled off 13.

The Crusaders' 31-26 loss to the Admirals brings their season record to 0-1 and marks their first home loss since 2015-16 season when they dropped a home game against Albany High School.

The Crusaders will travel to Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie to play in a tournament on Saturday.

- William Dimmit

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


M-W Transportation Department celebrates its buses of the month
CENTRAL VALLEY — The Monroe-Woodbury Transportation Department regularly recognizes its bus drivers and their student passengers...
Read more »

Looking forward to playing 'our best brand of Crusader baseball come May'
CENTRAL VALLEY — It may not look like it outside but spring is just around the corner and that means Crusader baseball.

Read more »

The Magic win the Orange County Cup
MILTON — Magic Boys U10 from the Monroe Woodbury United Soccer Club won the Orange County Cup at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome in Milton on March 11.
The tournament...

Read more »

St. Patrick’s fourth grade CYO White: Undefeated champs
The St. Patrick's fourth-grade boys CYO White team went undefeated (14-0) on their way to becoming Orange County B Division Champions. Beginning with the young athletes in front,...
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Weather in Monroe, NY