2014-01-16 / Sports

Two League Wins During Week Help South Shore Continue PSAL Success

By Jerry Del Priore


South Shore head coach Anwar Gladden addresses team during time out against Lady Kangaroos. 
Photos by Jerry Del Priore South Shore head coach Anwar Gladden addresses team during time out against Lady Kangaroos. Photos by Jerry Del Priore It’s been an uneven campaign for South Shore girls basketball team thus far, as it currently sports a 7-6 overall record. But the Lady Vikings have been successful in the PSAL’s Class AA conference. After South Shore kicked off 2014 with a huge win over 15-time reigning PSAL champs Murry Bergtraum (10-1) on Friday, it lost to non-league opponent Teaneck High School (N. J.) on Sunday.

However, the Lady Vikings, true to this season’s form, bounced back with a 51-26 victory over Boys & Girls High School Monday night on the road, running their PSAL record to 6-1.

Though head coach Anwar Gladden was pleased with the results against the Lady Kangaroos (2-6), he would like to see his team catch fire going forward, especially with only eight regular season divisional contests remaining on the schedule.


Aliesha Thomas gets ready to dribble ball at free throw line as she prepares for foul shot. Aliesha Thomas gets ready to dribble ball at free throw line as she prepares for foul shot. “I was happy with the way they played tonight, but we have to be more consistent,” head coach Anwar Gladden said after the game. “We’ve been up and down. We win, we lose, we win, we lose. We got to get the ball going. It’s getting late.”

South Shore took a 27-15 half time lead, and continued to stifle the Kangaroos’ offensive while building a 35-22 advantage at the end of the third quarter, highlighted by a nice put back layup by Maryland University-bound forward Brianna Fraser off of a teammate’s miss free throw.

Though Fraser scored a game-high 10 points, it was her defensive and rebounding performance that truly impressed Gladden.

“She had a lot of blocks today,” the 12-year coach incredulously said. “Yeah, she does make it look effortless. She only had 10 points, but she was active today.”

The Lady Vikings used precision outside shooting from Fraser and guards Ashley McDonald and Tsahai Corbie, who nailed two three pointers, to outscore Boys & Girls, 16-4, in the fourth period—more than good enough to seal the victory for the visiting squad.

McDonald and Aliesha Thomas dropped in eight points apiece while Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi-commit Emmeri Archer and Corbie chipped in with seven each.

South Shore travels to Grand Street Campus tomorrow for a 5p.m.Class AA PSAL tilt.

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