12/11 Pierson/Bridgehampton 38 – 53 Hampton Bays
Senior guard Sarah Barrett continued her torrid start to the season, scoring 14 points to lead the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers (0-5, 0-0) against Hampton Bays. Hampton Bays, of League VII boasts a 1-1 non-league record, with no league games played. The Lady Whalers’ second game in as many days was the consolation matchup of the Hampton Bays Fast Break Tipoff Tournament, after losing their opening round matchup with Eastport/South Manor.
Pierson/Bridgehampton dug themselves an early hole, with the scoreboard after the first quarter showing 21-11 in favor of Hampton Bays. Despite the slow start, the Lady Whalers kept things close through the second and third quarters, entering the fourth quarter down only 34-32. Hampton Bays turned on the after burners in the fourth quarter, outscoring Pierson/Bridgehampton 19-6 to finish off the game 53-38. Barrett had 14 points while Emily Hinz six points and Amanda Busiello and Bridget Canavan each contributed four.
12/10 Pierson/Bridgehampton 31 – 48 Eastport/South Manor
The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers faced tough opposition in the opening round of the Hampton Bays Fast Break Tipoff Tournament versus League V’s Eastport/South Manor (2-2, 0-0). Against possibly the schedule’s toughest foe on paper, Pierson/Bridgehampton was able to keep the scoreline manageable through the first half, before being doomed by a runaway third quarter.
Pierson/Bridgehampton was down 21-14 when the first half whistle blew, but Eastport/South Manor outscored the Lady Whalers 18-5 in the third to put the game well out of reach. Pierson/Bridgehampton did manage to outscore Eastport/South Manor in the fourth 12-9 but the Lady Whalers could not overcome the 48-31 final score. Leading all scorers on the night was Sarah Barrett with 17. Senior forward Samantha James added six while senior guard Amanda Busiello chipped in four points.