Garden City is hoping to make a deep run in the Nassau Class A postseason. The Trojans got their first big test of the season against Ward Melville, one of the top teams in Suffolk Class AA, and they were dominant in a 55-31 win at the Hoops to Remember Tournament at Herricks.
“It is a huge win for us,” Garden City coach Anthony Sparacia said. “To play the way we played today against an elite team like Ward Melville, shows what we are capable of. I think our transition offense was terrific, but only because of our defensive rebounding. We limited [Kaitlyn] Carballeira’s touches and second shots and that allowed us to get out and run.”
Senior Diana Leondis, who will play at NYU, had 20 points and five assists. She shot 8 of 13 from the field. Barbara Sullivan had 13 points and six assists and did a good job defending Ward Melville point guard Georgia Holland. Katie Trimmer (13 rebounds), Christina Mangels (12) and Amalia DeBrosse (12) totaled 37 rebounds.