Number of Participants: 36
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $608
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: December 9, 2015
Reed Drive Roslyn
New York 11576, United States
The Herricks girls basketball program hosted New Hyde Park, Bethpage and Mineola teams in a Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. All the proceeds went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Foundation.
On the court, the Herricks High School players outlasted the competition in two hard-fought games to take home the tournament champion title. They beat Mineola in the first round 55-44, following the lead of sophomore Valentina Morakis (24 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks) and junior Chase McGahan (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block).
The championship game saw Herricks come back from a seven-point halftime deficit, winning 39-34 against Bethpage. Junior Alannah O’Shea lead the comeback surge with 15 points, 23 rebounds, and three blocks, while Morakis gave another strong effort of 14 points and 10 rebounds, earning her Tournament MVP.
Photo courtesy of the Herricks School District