Girls basketball gets first playoff win


photo by Noah Kemper

Shooting guard Megan Reilly scores eight threes in their first ever playoff win.

With two minutes left in the game, shooting guard Megan Reilly scored a three-pointer, setting a school record of eight three-pointers made in a single game, and on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the
girls basketball team beat Viera 53-18 in the divisional quarterfinals.

In the first quarter, both teams started out slow, missing most of their shots, but toward the end of the first, Reilly hit deep three from the left side of the court giving the girls team an 8-6 lead
entering the second quarter.

After the start of the second, the girls team swung the momentum by going on a 11-0 run, including two more threes by Reilly and the run was capped off by a key rebound by center Laila
Viator. Toward the end of the first half, the girls team extended their lead to 14 by hitting two three throws at the line. At halftime, the team was up 26-12.

During the third quarter, Viator was driving through the lane and scored on an and-one four completing a three-point play. The girls team outscored Viera by 15 points in the third quarter
after their defense held Viera to under 30 percent shooting and just four points. Before the endof, the third, Viator grabbed another key rebound and scored on a foul for an and-one situation.

Late in the game, Reilly hit her eighth three of the game, giving the team their largest lead of the game at 51-16. In the second half, the 27-6 run got them their first ever playoff win 53-18.

The team was led by Reilly, who scored 28 points, and Viator stood out with nine rebounds.

“The team performed really well. We went 14-0 at home which is also a girls basketball school record” head coach Joshua Johns said.

In the semifinals, the girls team fell short to Melbourne 87-61 ending their season.