Whitman Takes Round Two in Big Win

Essence Casey and Kelly Bilodeau always draws a crowd, Join them and their teammates tomorrow.
Essence Casey and Kelly Bilodeau always draws a crowd, Join them and their teammates tomorrow.
Captain Kelly Bilodeau works towards the basket but is also a 3-point threat.
Captain Kelly Bilodeau works towards the basket but is also a 3-point threat.
Senior Selena Ortiz moves the ball quickly.
Senior Selena Ortiz moves the ball quickly.
Senior Katira Jemmott delights in moving right past her opponents.
Senior Katira Jemmott delights in moving right past her opponents.
Marissa Olsen with an offensive rebound, goes for her shot.
Marissa Olsen with an offensive rebound, goes for her shot.
Essence Casey on her way to a well earned basket.
Essence Casey on her way to a well earned basket.

Attention All Students:

You know that the Girls Varsity Basketball team plays Sachem East in the ‘Final Four’ at St. Joseph’s College this Saturday at 3pm, right? But, did you also know that St. Joseph’s is pretty close to Sachem East High School. Let’s get out there and make sure that there are just as many Wildcat fans in the stands as Sachem East fans. Go Wildcats!

Whitman’s Lady Wildcats met their match on Wednesday night and emerged victorious. The Bellport Clippers played a similar style game to Whitman, once they got started. But the Wildcats never let them get out of their sight and controlled the scoreboard throughout the game. Whitman’s Essence Casey proved too strong under the boards, earning her 20 rebounds the hard way. Casey also scored 20 points the hard way, but fighting through traffic is something Essence has worked hard at mastering.

Led by senior captain Kelly Bilodeau, who scored 19 points from just about every part of the floor, Whitman exercised control and solid ball handling throughout the contest. Katira Jemmott (9 points) continues her terrific ball handling with smart sharp passes and with the help of Selena Ortiz (7 points) moved the ball up court mostly uncontested. Seniors Chyna Jones and Marissa Olsen flexed their aggressive defense keeping the Clippers top scorers off their game.  

Whitman’s 57-49 win in the second round of the playoffs was the seniors very last game on their home court and now move to the neutral location of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue for Saturday’s 3 PM round three against a very tough Sachem East team.