Rebounding from an anemic start, the Sleepy Hollow girls basketball team blasted visiting Edgemont 59-31 on Friday to secure its 13th win of the season.
The victory was the Headless Horsemen’s second of the week over Edgemont. But the earlier game — an 18-point differential — was a bit more of a contest.
This time, Sleepy Hollow did a much better job limiting Shayna Davner’s points.
The senior guard, who earlier had 27 against Sleepy Hollow, had 15 points, with just three coming in the first half. Sleepy Hollow, which trailed 9-6 at the end of one quarter, pulled away for a 28-11 lead.
A big chunk of that was due to Edgemont’s nearly non-existent second-quarter play.
The Panthers didn’t score in that period until Davner, who’s closing in on 1,000 career points, banked a shot in with 2:28 left.
“We just needed to settle down and find our rhythm,” said senior forward Grace Carr, who had a game-high 19 points and was a force down low. “We definitely needed to move over and help more with Shayna. She’s one of the most dominant players in the section. If she doesn’t score, it really disables their offense.”
Part of the problem was Davner didn’t have a lot of help.
Julia Hoffman had six first-quarter points and finished with eight after sitting most of the second quarter, battling asthma.
And the Panthers shot just 23 percent from the floor for the game.
“We’re a Jekyll and Hyde team,” coach Mike Tracy said of his 8-7 squad.
“I think good teams are going to go on runs. They did and we just never countered it,” Davner said of Sleepy Hollow’s 22-point second-quarter explosion.
Senior guard Jenny Bucci (12 points) had three of her four 3-pointers during that quarter and Jess Tocci (eight points) also hit a 3. But Sleepy Hollow also got four points off offensive rebounds in the quarter and controlled the paint.
“We pride ourselves on being a really dominant team,” Carr said. “If you shut us down on the inside, we’ll go outside.”
As it was, the Headless Horsemen had few problems either place.
Best of the rest: Cassidy Boyle had 27 points and 10 rebounds in Hen Hud’s 61-52 win over reigning Class A sectional champ Peekskill. … Ally Mueller had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and six assists for Hackley in a 54-13 win at Trinity. … Tess D’Arcy scored 13 points for White Plains, which won its first game of the season, 45-36. It was the first varsity win for coach Tara Flaherty. … Tara Berger had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Rye Country Day in a 69-52 win over King. … Alyssa Chipelo had 19 points and 10 assists for Dobbs Ferry in a 53-41 win over Woodlands. … Anna Savino scored 17 points for Ursuline in a 58-50 win over Mamaroneck. … Elizabeth Curcio had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Holy Child in a 45-37 loss at Fieldston. … Alexa Amalbert scored 23 points for Nanuet in a 57-44 win at Nyack. … Kiera Hennessy had 18 points and eight rebounds for Kennedy in a 47-36 win.