Somers Girls Claim Third League Title in Four Seasons

Tusker Livy Rosenzweig looks to score in the paint. Credits: Rick Kuperberg

SOMERS, N.Y.— A league championship was the first goal on Somers’ radar this season and the Tuskers were able to clinch their third league crown in four seasons after two wins last week.

“It means so much to win the league this year,” senior captain Livy Rosenzweig said. “We’ve worked so hard since the preseason and to capture the league title shows that all of our hard work has paid off. It especially means a lot to me because I’m a senior and this is my last year to be with all the girls, so having a memorable season will mean a lot to me.”

Somers started the week with a resounding 61-30 win over visiting Lakeland on Jan. 25 behind a huge fourth quarter.

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The Tuskers led 38-28 after three quarters and outscored the Hornets 23-2 in a dominant fourth quarter on both ends of the floor.

Rosenzweig and junior Jackie Penzo led the way in the win. Rosenzweig netted nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, while Penzo tallied seven of her game-high 18 points in the decisive quarter.

“Our last few games we have been coming out of halftime fired up and ready to go,” Rosenzweig said. “Our energy definitely picked up in the fourth quarter and we were playing as a team. The key on defense was communication and being in help. If one of us got beat we knew our teammate would be there to step in.”

Sophomore Hannah Angelini added 11 points. Junior Liv Lipski chipped in with seven points.

Somers improved to 7-0 in the league and clinched the title with a 47-29 win over host John Jay-Cross River the next day.

The Tuskers led 23-18 at halftime, but had another big second half as it held John Jay to one point in the third quarter and 10 points in the second half.

“The key to beating John Jay and clinching the league title was just to play our game,” Lipski said. “We had to compete to our fullest abilities and play as a team and get the win. Everybody stepped it up in the second half and won the game together.”

Angelini (18 points), Lipski (10 points), Penzo (nine points) and freshman Danielle DiCintio (eight points) led a balanced scoring effort.

The Tuskers (13-5) have two games remaining on the schedule and will look to close out league play undefeated when it hosts Brewster at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3.

“We really worked for this league title,” Lipski said. “This was our first goal we set from the beginning of the year and being able to accomplish it is awesome. Especially winning it with these girls on this team is amazing because they are all my best friends and really worked hard to win it. We’re hoping to be undefeated league champs so beating Brewster in our upcoming game would mean a lot and make winning another league title even better.”

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