NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem’s girls basketball team relished the experience of competing at the Westchester County Center last season and the Tigers are looking to make a return trip this year.
Only this time, coach Eric Buzzetto has set a goal of winning a game at the County Center.
North Salem will host a Class C sectional quarterfinal for an opportunity to advance to the County Center on Thursday, Feb. 23.
“We are playing very good basketball now,” Buzzetto said. “We are really coming together as a team at the right time. After [the quarterfinals] our goal is not just to make it to the County Center, but to win a game there this year. I feel that this year’s team can get the job done.”
North Salem defeated visiting Pawling 41-35 on Feb. 6 on the Tigers’ senior night. Grace Curran (12 points) and Abby Mascia (nine points) paced the team.
“We have been working on a new defense and it really helped us out,” Buzzetto said. “We got out to a big lead at 33-7, but we let them back into the game in the second half when we couldn’t score. I give Pawling a lot of credit for fighting back and getting to within four points with two minutes to go.”
The Tigers honored their lone senior Maggie Boardman before the game.