The top seated Dublin girls entered the RVAL playoffs with a game against Eagle Hill in the Whitney Gymnasium on February 10th. This was the third time the teams have met this season, and they know each other pretty well. The girls were fired up and got on the court ready to play their game andjumped out to a quick lead. The fans seemed to feel, right from the first seconds, that Dublin was gaining to win the day as junior, Sabrina Hayden, drove to the basket for a layup and drew the foul. Building on her energy sophomores, Bette Imhoff and Stella Davis worked their inside-outside game and were able to seemingly score at will. However, it is never just offense against this Eagle Hill team. Dublin had to keep one player, usually defensive specialist, Hope Fowler '16, on Eagle Hill's Jahmeelah at all times, knowing how dangerous she can be. Dublin will miss her tenacious play next year and wish her the best!
Dublin felt they had the game pretty well in hand going into the half with a 24-6 lead, but the Eagle Hill girls, lead by Jahmeelah, did not give up and came out strong in the second half. They tried to shut down top scorers, Davis (21 points) and Imhoff (13), which allowed Dublin's other scorers clean looks at the basket. Senior, Clare Halacy, ended the game with 6 points and Hayden with 7. Clare Fowler's signature hook shot from the paint fired up the crowd. Dublin was able to get some second looks due to the strong rebounding from senior captain, Sierra Riley, and junior Shaneil Wynter.
This win was a team effort, and the girls are looking forward to hosting last year's RVAL champions Stoneliegh-Burnham in the finals on Thursday.