Washingtonville ends the Crusader's season

Young squad eager for next year's girls varsity basketball campaign


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  • Photos by William Dimmit Taylor Neely (#24) drives to the basket early in the game.




  • Jamie Waldron (#12) scored 13 points for the Crusaders.




  • Melissa Alifano (#35) powers her way to the basket.




  • Colleen Kinsella (#10) provided a spark for the Crusaders late in the game.




WASHINGTONVILLE — The Monroe-Woodbury Crusaders and the Washingtonville Wizards met in the opening round of the Section 9 Class AA Basketball tournament last Monday, Feb. 26, in Washingtonville.

The Crusaders entered the game with a 10-9 record and the No. 6 seed while the Wizards were 15-5 and the No. 3 seed. The two teams met earlier in the season with the Wizards winning 36-29.

The Wizards got off to a 10-point first quarter lead. Crusader Savanah Paul nailed a three-point shot at the buzzer to keep the Crusaders' hopes alive.

The Wizards began to pull away in the second quarter, taking a 27-12 lead into the locker room behind the four three-point shots made by Dyana Budakowski.

Things did not improve for the Crusaders after the break. The Wizards- long-range aerial assault continued, with the team hitting eight more three-point shots, giving them a total of 13 in the game.

The Crusaders tried several times to mount a rally, but the night belonged to the Wizards.

Crusader Jamie Waldron scored 13 and Melissa Alifano and Colleen Kinsella each chipped in six.

The 57-38 loss brought the Monroe-Woodbury Girls Varsity Basketball team's season to an end; the Crusaders finished with a 10-10 overall record.

The Crusaders look toward the future: They will only lose one player to graduation and with nine sophomores on the roster this year, they should improve their record over the next two years.

- William Dimmit






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