Huntington girls' basketball seniors. (Darin Reed photo.)

Emily Plachta Puts on a Show with 28 Points

Huntington girls' basketball seniors. (Darin Reed photo.)

January 6, 2022

A strong first half and another great game from senior Emily Plachta lifted the Huntington girls’ basketball to its ninth consecutive victory without a loss as the Blue Devils topped Centereach, 44-33.

Huntington’s shooters were hot early as the team jumped out to an 18-7 lead. The Blue Devils extended their advantage by halftime to 29-9 thanks to an 11-2 second quarter run.

 All County senior Emily Plachta. (Darin Reed photo.)
All County senior Emily Plachta. (Darin Reed photo.)

The lead ballooned to 24 points before Centereach narrowed Huntington’s margin by outscoring the Blue Devils over the final eight minutes, 16-3.

Plachta tallied 28 points, 13 rebounds five assists and six steals in one of the best performances of her high school career. The teenager dropped four three-point baskets.

Lauren Donaghy had eight points and towering Junie Nosile scored six points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Gianna Forte added two points.

The victory improved Huntington’s overall mark to 9-0. The Blue Devils are 6-0 in league play. The loss dropped Centereach to 6-4 (3-3 in league).

Huntington will play three home games over the next seven days. The Blue Devils host Bellport today at 4 p.m. and then play Copiague on Monday (January 10) at 5:30 p.m. Huntington will play Smithtown West on Thursday (January 13) at 4 p.m.

All home games are broadcast live on the Huntington Blue Devil Sports YouTube channel at

The Blue Devil offense has scored 460 points in nine games for a 51.1 average. Huntington’s defense has surrendered only 242 points all season or 26.88 per game.