PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was an evening of huge wins in Chiefs Nation as Piscataway’s middle school, junior varsity and varsity level girls basketball teams each defeated their challengers from Perth Amboy on Tuesday.
Spectators especially took note of Piscataway’s girls’ middle school Black Team as they kept Perth Amboy from scoring until the 2nd quarter, ultimately winning their matchup in the PHS Anthony Gym, 42-5.
“I look forward to seeing some of the middle school players move up to play on the freshman team next year,” said Rob Harmer, Piscataway’s athletic director.
The Lady Chiefs led the scoring in the varsity game versus the Lady Panthers, winning 66-15 after first holding a ceremony to honor their three senior players, #12 Guard Sarah Sy, #14 Forward Toni Modeste, and #21 Guard and Co-Captain Deonna Henry who are graduating this June.
Piscataway’s LaNiya Miller put up the first points of the game hitting a 3-point field goal in the opening minutes and later landing back-to-back goals with seconds left in the 1st period. The second goal was a layup converted off a steal.
The Lady Chiefs were up 41-6 over the Lady Panthers going into halftime.
Miller led the game with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals. Yamira Bennett followed with 12 points, with Henry adding on to her career total with 11 points.
Perth Amboy’s Dashyra Ortiz led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 6 points followed by Angelica Holgium with 5 points.
The 2nd seeded Lady Chiefs’ overall record moves to 8-4 in the GMC Red Division, while Perth Amboy remains in last place with a record of 0-11.
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