Coach Keith Freund from the girls' team at North Shore HS in Glen Head, N.Y., was kind enough to post an update on the Vikings' season opener Tuesday night on the Yahoo! message board devoted to The System.
North Shore pulled away in the second half to beat Sewanhaka 66-51 in the Wantagh Booster Club tournament, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. In a 32-minute game, the Vikings forced 64 turnovers and finished with 47 steals! I don't know if one is more impressive than the other, or if they're both over the top. As Coach Freund pointed out in his post, his team struggled a bit offensively, which led to a closer-than-expected result.
Still, for the opener, it appears the press is in good form for North Shore. Caroline Robertson had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Alexandra Cantwell finished with 16 and 13 in the victory, and both had seven steals. Very impressive.
The Vikings took 107 shots, which was 51 more than Sewanhaka. Amazing. They take on host Wantagh HS on Thursday night, and I hope they keep it going.