The Arlington and Roy C. Ketcham high school girls basketball teams will play for the Lisa Moray Memorial Tournament championship this afternoon in Wappingers Falls.
Both teams won semifinal matches on Friday night, with Arlington nipping Red Hook, 59-57, and Ketcham dropping Dover, 52-18.
In the opening game, the Admirals jumped to a 23-12 lead after the first quarter, with Sarah Kaminsky scoring nine of Arlington’s points. Red Hook, however, made up six points in the second quarter and three points in the third, forcing Arlington to fight off the Raiders down the stretch by making five of its six free throws. Kaminsky, who hit six 3-pointers for 18 points in all, drained two shots from deep in the final period.
“It was great to get a close game under our belt,” said Arlington coach Kim Costello, whose team improved to 2-0. “Our girls had great composure at the end of the game.”
Jackie Rywalt scored 14 for Arlington, and Alexis Holzmann chipped in 11.
Red Hook’s Julianne Wilkinson, the niece of the tournament’s namesake, poured in a game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers.
“It was a performance I know her aunt Lisa would be really proud of,” Costello said.
Kyla Gabriel, paired with Wilkinson in the backcourt, added 18 points as well.
“Their guards are very good,” Costello said. “We have good defending guards, and they scored 27 and 18. I think in their league they’re going to give it a good run for the title.
Meanwhile, in the second game, Jess Porter paced the host Indians with 15 points on six made baskets, and Amanda Wall scored 11, including three 3-pointers.
Dover’s Sara Comow scored 10 points.
The Dragons will take on the Raiders in the consolation game today at Ketcham at 1:30 p.m., followed by the championship at approximately 3:15 p.m.