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Donasja Scott's 22 points lead Harborfields to Suffolk overall title

Harborfields forward Donasja Scott takes a shot under

Harborfields forward Donasja Scott takes a shot under the basket against Commack in the first half of the Suffolk overall girls basketball finals on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Suffolk CC-Selden. Photo Credit: George A. Faella

Donasja Scott is a gamer.

Her favorite move is the in-and-out dribble hop step to the basket. And she does that simply by hitting a few buttons.

See, she is an actual gamer, as in someone who spends a lot of time playing video games. When she puts down the controller and picks up a basketball, she tries to replicate the moves she made while playing NBA 2K15 on Xbox.

She did so Friday night, scoring 22 points to lead Harborfields to a 48-37 win over Commack in the Suffolk overall championship game at Suffolk CC in Selden. It was the second straight overall title for the Tornadoes, who defeated Sachem East last season.

"That says that we are a great, talented, skilled, patient program," she said. "It feels great to add another title to our legacy."

Scott scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half as Harborfields pulled away. She scored six straight in the third, capped when she received the ball in the high post, turned and drove the lane to open a 31-24 lead with 2:05 remaining.

With Harborfields nursing a five-point lead with three minutes left in the fourth, Scott stripped the ball under the basket, was fouled on the shot and hit both free throws to increase the lead to seven. Her layup off a feed from Alex Werbitsky on the next possession made it 45-36 and sealed the win.

Christiana de Borja and Helena Ottaviano each added seven points.

"It's very exciting to continue making school history," Ottaviano said. "We really wanted this and I think it showed tonight. Now we have to focus on the next game so we can achieve the next goal."

Leanne Corso had 12 points for Commack (21-2), which was without starters Jaclyn DelliSanti and Jillian Spagnuola, who were nursing injuries.

Chelsea Schultz had six points but sat out a majority of the second half after aggravating a knee injury.

All three are expected to play when Commack faces Baldwin in the Long Island Class AA championship game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at LIU Post.

"All three of us will be fine," Schultz said. "We have a lot to work on for next Friday and we have enough time to do that."

Harborfields (19-4) will play North Shore for the Long Island Class A championship at 5 p.m. Friday at Post.

Scott that while preparing for that game, she will cut back on the video games. "One game a night," she said with a laugh, "then off to bed."

She hopes to add another title to her resume, which already includes three county championships, two Long Island championships and countless NBA 2K15 championships.

"She can dominate inside," Harborfields coach Russ Tietjen said. "We were trying to pound it inside to her and she got the job done. There's not too many people who can stop her."

Because she's a gamer.

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