PMHS girls basketball wins thriller over Westlake to notch second victory


The PMHS girls basketball team picked up a key 36-33 win over Westlake on Thursday. This pushed the girls to their second win of the year, after previously defeating Poughkeepsie in Pelham’s annual holiday tournament.

The game was close throughout and filled with runs as both teams went back and forth until the very end. Pelham led 13-9 after the first half, but Westlake took a 27-24 advantage heading into the fourth. Clutch threes from junior Katie Prisco and sophomore Mia Orlando pushed the Pelicans over the line for the narrow victory.

Prisco led the Pelicans with 11 points, followed by her sister Allie, who chipped in 10. Orlando added six more, while senior Caroline Garuffi had five. Finally, freshman Taylor Green added four off the bench and junior Grace Dunhill crashed the boards hard for Pelham.

The girls will look to keep their momentum rolling at North Rockland Saturday at 11 a.m.