Alexis Fotopoulos kept shooting, and eventually she found her touch. Once she did, Hampton Bays' junior point guard couldn't miss.
Fotopoulos scored a career-high 50 points Tuesday in "a game I'll always remember,'' a 77-25 League VII win over Southampton.
"Once I found my shot, my teammates did a good job of getting me the ball,'' said Fotopoulos, who also had five steals. "They kept on feeding me and I just started heating up.''
Southampton coach Richard Wingfield never got the sense Fotopoulos, who made seven three-pointers, was trying to show anyone up. "It's probably the quietest 50 points I've ever seen,'' Wingfield said. "She wasn't trying to shame or embarrass anyone . . . I'm proud of her.''
Something special was happening for Fotopoulos in the second and third quarters, in which she totaled 34 points. After a three-pointer and a steal and subsequent layup to open the fourth, her day was complete.
"I did a little bit of everything in those quarters,'' said Fotopoulos, who is verbally committed to Adelphi.
What made it even more special for Fotopoulos was that she was coming off her lowest-scoring game of the season (13 points) in a win over Babylon.
It came as no surprise to coach John Paga. "It was a pretty typical performance for her,'' Paga said. "She's our all-everything.''