Watkinson’s girls varsity basketball team dominated the Housatonic Valley Athletic League’s 2022 Tournament last weekend, outscoring opponents in a nearly two to one fashion. Following the tournament, Eva G. ’25 and Amaya M-H. ’22 have been named NEPSAC All-Stars.
Facing Harvey in the semi-final, the girls won with a final score of 66-36. Amaya had a double-double with 31 points and 19 rebounds. Eva scored 17 points. The girls defense was on fire with Jamella W. ’24 pulling down 10 rebounds and the team had a total of 14 steals over the course of the game: Amaya had 7, Jamella had 5, and Paw S. ’22 had 2.
The girls’ athleticism in the championship game against Christian Heritage was equally impressive. Coach Anna Alferi remarked, “This is the most balanced scoring amongst teammates I have ever seen at a game at this level of competition.” Once again, Amaya double-doubled with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The team’s offense was dominant and consistent with Kendall R. ’24 scoring 14, Eva scoring 12, and Paw S. scoring 12. The defense was both exciting and stable as Amaya added 9 steals and Paw S. had 5. Coach Kristalyn Baisden added, “The girls did a great job adjusting to Christian Heritage’s box and one defense and sharing the ball within our offensive sets!”
The girls are the number four seed in the New England Tournament and will face the five seed at home in Watkinson’s Wilson Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 2 at 4pm.