TROY, N.Y.--The Tamarac Bengals girls basketball team earned more than an 86-33 shut-out victory over Greenwich High in the league finale Monday night.
For the first time since 1985, the Bengals squad has claimed a slice of the Section II Wasaren League regular season championship. The Bengals have lost just once this season, finishing with a 12-1 record in Wasaren League play and 17-1 overall, helping them to earn the title they now share with Hoosic Valley.
Now Assistant Coach Donna Mason Matthews was an active player on the roster the last time the Bengals program could assert such success. The team ended that 28-year drought on their home court, where they came out determined from the tip-off. They raced to a 45-9 lead by halftime and allowed just 24 more points by the final buzzer.
Tamarac's dynamic duo, juniors Brianna Matazinsky and Jenna Erickson, combined for 46 points. Matazinsky opened the basket early with the first score in the opening moments of the game. The forward went on to drain a game-high 25 points for the Bengals, hitting 11 of 13 from the line. Erickson added 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to the board. Making an inside impact, junior forward Adiya Henderson added 12 points for Tamarac, who now look to continue their winning streak in upcoming sectional play.
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