Huntington sophomore Emily Plachta turned in a career best night to help lift the Blue Devil girls’ basketball team over visiting Copiague, 47-37.
The victory improved Huntington’s overall record to 5-2. The Blue Devils jumped out to a huge lead, going ahead by more than 20 points before Copiague finally managed to score.
Huntington head coach Michael Kaplan. (Darin Reed photo.)
Plachta had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to pace Huntington. Abby Maichin scored 12 points and Meg Byrnes added nine points.
“Overall, I think we played really well, especially on defense, which definitely helped us get some key points off of steals or rebounds where we pushed the ball up the court and got great looks,” Plachta said. “It’s awesome to see how much we have grown as a team already. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress in the future.”
Huntington led 35-8 at halftime. Izzy Toscano and Junie Nosile scored two points each for the Blue Devils, who played their most well-rounded game of the season.
“Today’s game was a fun for everyone,” said Jordan Forte, one of Huntington’s offensive and defensive sparkplugs. “This is my fourth year on varsity and it is my first win ever against Copiague. Our defense showed up ready to play and it really showed how hard we worked in practice all week. I believe we have a very high potential for this season and we can go far as long as we keep putting in the work. I couldn’t be more proud of this team on this big win.”
Huntington has also defeated Bay Shore (46-36), Islip (41-36), Uniondale (52-44) and Glen Cove (54-15) and dropped games to Our Lady of Mercy (46-25) and Half Hollow Hills East (45-28).
The Blue Devils host Centereach on Friday in a league game. Tip-off is set for 5:45 p.m.