Ladies Lock a Playoff Spot


The Pierson/Bridgehampton Varsity Girls Basketball team won on Friday against the Shelter Island Lady Indians 61-48 — putting the Lady Whalers into the playoffs.

It was a slow start for Pierson that night, with the girl’s trailing Shelter Island 12-16 by the end of the first quarter. The second quarter proved to be more rewarding for the Whalers, finishing one point behind at the half, 32-33.

During the third quarter, Pierson earned 15 to Shelter Island’s six points and were able to hold the Lady Indians back 39-47.

In the fourth quarter Pierson/Bridgehampton bested Shelter Island, 14-9.

Senior Katie Osiecki had 16 of her game-high 22 points in the second half to lead Pierson to a 4-1 record in their League VIII games. Sophomore Samantha James, gained 16 points that game and Bridgehampton’s Ala Pinckney had 10 points with six of hers from three-pointers. Sarah Barrett also had a three-pointer on Friday.

This week, the Lady Whalers will play Mercy on Friday at 7 p.m. on the Monarchs’ home court.