Girls Basketball Advances to Quarterfinals

Sophomore Sammie Arnold sinks a shot for the Palisades High School Dolphins.

Palisades Girls Win First Round Game

The Palisades High School girls basketball team won its first round game in the Division 1 playoffs beating University 59-36, tonight, February 9 at home.

After facing University twice during the regular season and beating them 76-30 and 55-21, PaliHi Coach Adam Levine praised his opponents after the game. “They did a phenomenal job tonight,” Levine said. “They outplayed us: my hat is off to their coach.”

Sophomore Alexis Pettis led the scoring for the Dolphins with 16 points and teammate and junior Jane Nwaba had 14. PaliHi has a young team this year with only three seniors on the roster, Chaya Brennan, Mercy Montgomery and Brooke Messaye.

The Dolphins, which are seeded #1, will play the quarterfinal game at PaliHi on February 13 at 7 p.m. against Poly (seeded #9). The two teams didn’t play during the regular season.

Poly beat LACES 47-44 to advance. PaliHi was third in the Western League standings (8-3) and Los Angeles CES was fourth (5-5). Westchester won the league and is in the Open Division Tournament.

Coach Adam Levine (center) goes over strategy during a timeout.

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