By Connor Beach
Alyssa Adomaites scored 31 points and the Elwood-John Glenn Lady Knights fired on all cylinders in Tuesday night’s 69-27 win over the Amityville Lady Warriors.
The victory improves the Lady Knight’s conference record to 3-1 under first-year coach Sean McGinty.
Glenn saw early success thanks to its perimeter shooters, including sophomore guard Samantha Groark, who sank a pair of three pointers and several field goals from distance, and finished with 18 points on the night.
Amityville’s defense came out looking to quickly double the ball, but the Lady Knights quick passing limited the defensive scheme. McGinty urged his players throughout the game to use off-ball screens to create separation for shooters.
Sophomore forward Madison Mullman led the passing effort with five assists, and also scored 15 points.
Amityville had no answer for Glenn’s top scorer, junior point guard Adomaites, whose dribbling, shooting and awareness in transition caused fits for the Lady Warriors’ defense. Adomaites racked up 31 points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc.
Amityville kept the score close at the end of the first quarter, with Glenn up 20-13, but the Lady Knights’ defense ultimately added some breathing room, limiting Amityville to single digit points in each of the next three quarters.
Glenn was strong all night on both the offensive and defensive boards. Mullman led the team with 12 rebounds, while senior Faith Nichol and sophomores Michelle Torzilli and Aaliyah Gonzalez pulled in 10, 11 and eight respectively.
After the game, McGinty said the Lady Knights can play with anybody if they remain consistent.
“It’s slow to acclimate the players to the new system, but they are starting to get it,” McGinty said.
The team’s captains, Adomaites, Nichol and senior Kate Zenobio, said the win was a great team effort.
“It was a really great team win, and hopefully we can go out and get another one on Thursday,” Adomaites said.
Tonight’s game at Southampton is slated to begin at 6:15 p.m.