Our Lady of Lourdes High School girls basketball coach Al Viani hopes his girls got it out of their system now.
That was of course in reference to the Warriors’ 61-41 loss to host Albertus Magnus in the final of the Richard McNichol Turkey Tipoff on Saturday in Bardonia, Rockland County.
Albertus Magnus was last year’s Section 1 Class A champion while Lourdes was the Class AA runner-up to Ossining.
“They pretty much shellacked us, took it to us from the bat,” said Viani, whose Warriors dropped to 1-1. “They jumped out on us early and never looked back.”
Katie Clarke provided 10 points to lead the Warriors, while Maddie Siegrist scored nine.
At halftime, the Warriors trailed 40-12.
“They’re not that good, it’s just we were that bad,” said Viani, yet adding that Albertus “made its shots, for sure.”
The Warriors will participate in a tournament in Oneonta on Saturday, Dec. 4. They will then visit Ossining on Dec. 8 and open at home against Peekskill on Dec. 10.
“We have to work on better movement, better communication and work on playing a 32-minute game,” said Viani of what areas his team is working on. “We have Ossining and Peekskill coming up. We can’t play the way we played in that first half and expect to compete with teams of that caliber.”
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