WHITE PLAINS — Haldane’s championship win over Hamilton in the Class C final Saturday was all business. The Blue Devils routed Hamilton at the County Center, 60-38, to claim their eighth gold ball in the last 12 years.
Given that Haldane and Hamilton were the only two teams in the tournament, there were no prior rounds leading up to the championship. The Blue Devils last played on Feb. 7 before Saturday’s win. Haldane coach Tyrone Searight said that he let the girls relax for the first week off, then got them to focus the final week heading into the championship.
Senior Allie Monteleone (right) took home MVP honors for the second straight year, scoring 15 points in the win. Sophomore Missy Lisikatos scored a game-high 18 points and joined the Pace-bound guard on the all-tournament team. Hamilton sophomore Nina Gill (11 points) was named to the all-tournament team in the loss.
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