girls basketball team was playing sans standout point guard , who was out of the lineup because of a commitment to her future college, Babson. You would think that the Lady Commodores might have some trouble putting up points. But Bayside dispelled that notion, putting up an overall team effort to dispatch Martin Van Buren, 67-45, at home Tuesday night.
However, it didn’t look like it was going to be an easy night for the Lady Commodores, as Van Buren’s outside precision shooting put them in a 20-18 hole before nailed a three-pointer to end the first period and put them ahead, 21-20, for good.
Chan led the way with a game-high 25 points. emerged with an impressive 17-point effort and added 11, not to mention her dominate rebounding display.
Up 21-20 at the start of the second quarter, the Lady Commodores went on a 16-0 run that staked them to a 37-20 halftime advantage.
It wasn’t until the 6:02 mark of the third period when Bayside finally surrendered a basket, marking almost ten minutes of scoreless basketball for the home team. By then, the Lady Commodores had built a sizable 43-22 advantage.
Bayside (11-4) controlled the boards, providing its offense with many second chance opportunities throughout the contest. Plus, the Lady Commodores played a solid defensive game, pressing the Fighting Veebees into several mistakes over the course of the tilt.
Head coach was pleased with just about every aspect of his team’s performance, saying Bayside didn’t miss a beat without Mauban.
Moreover, he said if his girls continue to play well from the perimeter and in the paint, they’ll be tough to beat come playoff time.
"It was a very good game," the veteran coach said. "They played very well without her. It was probably one of our best games we’ve played all season long. If we can get an inside, outside game going, we’re going to do well in the playoffs."
Bayside hosts Queens High School of Teaching Thursday at 4:30 in regular season finale.