Irvington Girls Race Out to 6-0 Start on Hardwood

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by Rick Pezzullo

They may be young and inexperienced, but somebody forgot to tell the Irvington High School girls basketball team that should matter.

The Lady Bulldogs started the season winning their first six games, including capturing the 37th annual Warnock Family Tournament in early December.

Behind a 22-point effort from junior point guard Lindsay Halpin, host Irvington won the title with a 54-32 victory over Ardsley. Senior Lindsay Chafizadeh contributed 12 points in the win.

Irvington upended White Plains 58-46 in the opening contest of the tournament. Chafizadeh led the attack with 17 points, while Halpin had 15 and sophomore Mary Brereton chipped in 11.
The Lady Bulldogs started their quest for an eighth straight league title with a 71-57 victory over Briarcliff as Halpin poured in a game high 24 points, while senior Nina Valdes scored 16 and sophomore Heather Hall had 15.

Irvington also bested Bronxville 46-27 behind 12 points from Brereton, Eastchester 57-45 behind 28 from Halpin, and Woodlands on December 18.

Over the last seven seasons, Irvington has compiled an off the charts record of 152-11.

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