STONE RIDGE — FDR Roosevelt won its first ever MHAL title with a 58-38 victory over defending NYS Class C champion Millbrook.
A 2-0 lead was the only lead Millbrook saw in the game.
The Blazers were visibly frustrated with a tight man-to-man press defense, often turning the ball over before they reached half court. They turned the ball over six times in the first quarter, and fell behind 29-20 at halftime. FDR opened the quarter on an 8-0 run and eventually outscored Millbrook 20-12 in the quarter, to secure a
The Presidents were persistent on both ends of the floor, forcing 14 turnovers. They also had three times as many second-chance points, with 24 compared to Millbrook’s eight.
FDR plays at Red Hook in the Section 9 Class A quarterfinals at 6 p.m. next Monday.
Millbrook will host the winner of Tri-Valley / Sullivan West in the Section 9 Class C semi-finals at 5:30 p.m next Monday.
Jae’Len Daubon 29 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist
Deliah Smith 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists
Kamryn Hammond 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks
Kelsea Demelis 4 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Erin Fox 14 points, 14 rebounds, 1 block
Sam McKenna 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Madison Harkenrider 7 points
Claire Martell 3 points, 2 rebounds