Saddle River Day School defeated Midland Park 53-34 in high school girls' basketball.
Midland Park's defensive specialist, Rebecca Rabeiro, and Saddle River Day's sharpshooter, Izzy McMahon, were great match-ups for each other. Both players have incredible speed, strength, the ability to score from the outside, and a variety of cross-overs to get past defenders. Prior to being taken out late in the game due to foul trouble, R. Rabeiro was able to hold I. McMahon to only 5 points by using her speed get over the top of screens and stay between I. McMahon and the basket. I. McMahon used quick feet and fast hands to keep Rabeiro on the outside. I. McMahon finished with 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, and 15 points.
At the end of the first quarter Saddle River Day led 18-8.
Midland Park's Nicole Cartaino tore it up inside the paint. She was able to keep the much taller Saddle River Day posts out of the paint. She finished with 3 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal, and 9 points.
At the half-time Saddle River Day led 26-17. Saddle River Day's Dani McMahon is an aggressive defender who anticipates passes and works for rebounds. She finished with 13 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 5 steals, 1 assist, and 12 points.
Saddle River Day made a run in the third quarter, ending with a score of 38-21. Brianna Tarabocchia attacked the basket, freezing the defender, and ending in a Euro Step, multiple times to score and draw fouls. She had 6 rebounds, 5 steals, and 15 points.
For more pictures of the game visit Album MP vs SRD. Pictures taken by Khay'la Latimer.
Midland Park Stats
Kim Rabeiro - 3 OR, 5 DR, 1 B, 1 S, 6 PTS (0/1 FL)
Nicole Cartaino - 1 DR, 2 OR, 3 B, 1 S, 9 PTS (1/2 FL)
Rebecca Rabeiro - 5 DR, 2 S, 1 B, 1 A, 7 PTS (3/4 FL)
Amanda Parker - 4 DR, 2 S, 1 B, 10 PTS (4/4 FL)
Avery Dravis-Stark - 8 DR, 2 OR, 1 A, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Talea Ghalam - 3 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 1 A, 1 B, (0/4 FL)
Julie Carey - 1 DR, 1 PT (1/2 FL)
Saddle River Day Stats
Dani McMahon - 6 DR, 7 OR, 1 B, 5 S, 1 A, 12 PTS (4/8 FL)
Brianna Tarabocchia - 3 OR, 3 DR, 5 S, 15 PTS (5/5 FL)
Carly Christofi - 2 DR, 1 S, 2 PTS
Izzy McMahon - 2 DR, 2 OR, 2 S, 2 A, 15 PTS (2/2 FL)
Kayla Oge - 4 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 4 PTS
Kelly Hannigan - 3 S, 3 PTS (1/1 FL)
Jaide Hinds-Clarke - 4 OR, 4 DR, 2 S, 2 PTS (0/1 FL)
Sofia Taveras - 3 DR, 1 S
Phobe Bejarano - 1 DR
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)