MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac girls basketball team had a tough stretch last week, dropping games to Arlington and Harrison, after the team had won four of their previous five.
Saturday at Harrison (10-5), Melanie DeMeo had 15 points and Caitlyn O’Boyle added 10, but it wasn’t enough, with the Indians’ offense disappearing in the fourth quarter.
Mahopac led 29-19 at halftime, and held an eight-point advantage going into the fourth quarter. But the Indians were outscored 25-4 in the fourth.
“In the fourth quarter they hit shots and we didn’t,” Indians coach Chuck Scozzafava said. “We played good defense, we had people in their face, and they were hitting shots. You’ve got to give them credit.
“We just went cold in the fourth quarter,” the coach added. “We were up eight going into the quarter, and we played a good game… We just had a bad fourth.”
Ashley Stagg led the Huskies with 17 points.
One day earlier at Mahopac, the Admirals (12-3) led 27–21 at halftime, and were led by Molly Stevens’ 18-point performance. DeMeo had 10 for Mahopac.
“Offensively, we did a nice job,“ Scozzafava said. “ Our biggest problem that night was defensive boxouts. They got a lot of second and third attempts, at times four. We’ve been consistent with the rebounding, but that one just got away from us. We just weren’t gelling, we struggled running our offense.“
Mahopac was scheduled to visit Our Lady of Lourdes at 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 6), and the Indians will host John Jay of East Fishkill at 6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10) to close regular-season play.