Irvington Girls Basketball Team Wins 4th-Straight Title

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Brittni Lai, left, and Lexi Martins were named to the all-tournament team after leading Irvington to a fourth-straight state basketball title. Photo Credit: Irvington High School

IRVINGTON, N.Y. - The Irvington High School girls basketball team continued its record-setting string of championships Saturday by winning a fourth consecutive New York State Class B title in an easy 78-40 victory over Waterloo.

Ryan McMahon led the Bulldogs in scoring with a career-best 26 points and Lexi Martins and Brittni Lai had 18 and 17 points, respectively. Martins enjoyed her fourth state title under Irvington coach Gina Maher.

Lai, named the tournament's most vauable player, and Martins were named to the all-tournament team.
Irvington is the first Section 1 Westchester County public school team to win four straight titles.

The Bulldogs, who ran their season record to 23-2, broke out to a quick, 26-7 first-quarter lead and extended it to 41-23 at halftime. The rest of the game was a matter of running out the final 16 minutes to complete the "four-peat" run of championships.

The hometown state champs will compete next week in the New York State Federation tournament that brings together Class B champions from New York City, parochial and private school leagues. The Bulldogs are the defending Federation champs.

Irvington did struggle with personal fouls in the first half as Martins and Lauren Chafizadeh each had three fouls before halftime. 

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