By Sean Lynch
WASHINGTONVILLE — Washingtonville embraced being on the free-throw line with the game hanging in the balance. Twelve hours earlier, they were on the same side of the court, in the same gymnasium working on their free throws.
Senior guard Victoria Pecovic led both teams with 23 points, and hit two free throws that sealed the victory. She talked about the early morning free throw practice, and how it helped the team.
“The last thing most people want to do is wake up at 6:00 in the morning and practice shooting free throws,” she said.
“It speaks volumes of the type of team we are. We’re not the biggest, we’re not the most well-rounded team in Section 9, but we have as much, if not more heart than any team out there.”
The game came down to making free throws, and Washingtonville made 5-out-of-6 of them in the last 30 seconds, pulling away from Saugerties 62-57 Monday evening.
Photos by Scott Cavalari