By Janee Law
As Cold Spring Harbor’s girls basketball team upped its lead Tuesday night against East Rockaway, Caroline Kiernan scored the 1,000 point of her four-year varsity career with a layup in the second half.
“We stopped the game and had a nice little celebration, where her teammates congratulated her and her parents came down and took and picture,” coach Rory Malone said. “It was very nice.”
Throughout the game, which Cold Spring Harbor won 65-36, Kiernan scored 19 points and executed 15 rebounds.
“She’s an unbelievable player,” Malone said. “I was excited for her, I’ve never been a part of something like that and it couldn’t have happened to a better girl.”
Kiernan, a senior and center, is the third athlete ever to score 1,000 points as a Seahawk, Malone said, but he had yet to coach an athlete to the milestone in his six years with the program.
“She’s a constant leader,” Malone said. “She stepped up this year and [she’s] just a great talent that I was lucky enough to coach.”
Along with Kiernan, other top performers for the Seahawks were senior guards Katie Hudson and Lauren Spinnato, and freshman guard Sophia Taglich.
Hudson scored seven points for the Seahawks and Spinnato also scored seven points with four rebounds. Taglich tacked on 15 points to the scoreboard, and three rebounds.
“The girls played great on senior night,” Malone said. “It was one of our better games.”
After closing out the league season, the Seahawks (7-3) are preparing for playoffs.
“Hopefully we get to play our game. We’ll practice regularly, we’ll focus in and hopefully all things will work out,” Malone said. “Usually when we play well defensively the game comes easier to us.”
As of deadline Wednesday, the Seahawks were still waiting to hear who their playoff opponent will be. Regardless, the game will be played at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Friday.