Girls Varsity Basketball Wins the County Championship

The Girls Varsity Basketball team at Hofstra after their championship win over Floral Park on March 5, 2022.

The Plainedge girls basketball team has been in playoff mode since early February. Maybe that’s why once the postseason officially began, the Red Devils were already at their best.

Plainedge lost back-to-back games in late January, leaving a postseason appearance anything but guaranteed. The Red Devils responded by winning their final three regular-season games to qualify for the playoffs.

And the Red Devils haven’t lost since, culminating with a 47-42 victory for No. 6 Plainedge over No. 4 Floral Park to win the girls basketball Nassau Class A championship at Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.

"Our coaches told us we had to win (three) straight games just to get to the playoffs alone," senior Emma Kelly said. "So we worked really hard and look at us now."

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