Not only did the Lady Whalers clinch a playoff spot in Class C with a 32-18 win at Shelter Island on January 29, they also avenged a loss from earlier in the season, beating second-place Southold, 44-40, at home on senior night in Sag Harbor on January 31. Pierson improved to 7-4, 9-8.
A great effort on the boards and clutch play down the stretch enabled Pierson to get past Southold. With less than a minute left, Pierson guard Emily Hinz drove to the basket, hit a layup and got fouled. The layup put Pierson up 42-40, and although she missed the foul shot, teammate Abby Ruiz grabbed the rebound and got fouled, making one of her foul shots. Sydnee McKie-Senior... more