Indians prevail over Wayne Hills in first round of playoffs

Girls basketball team advances to quarterfinals on Wednesday

The girls basketball team defeated Wayne Hills by a score of 60-48 at home Thursday night in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 state sectional playoffs.

Junior Kelly Andreasen lit up the Patriots, scoring 18 points while getting her teammates open looks throughout the game. She was not alone, as senior NYU commit Sofia Battista was a force on both sides of the ball, putting up 22 points and 5 blocks in the winning effort.

For Wayne Hills, the leading scorer was Sam Graf, who put up 22 points in the loss.

Andreasen made such an impact that she was the main focus of everybody on the Wayne Hills side – including the fans.

In the first half, the game was tightly contested. It was in the second half that the Indians were able to pull away from the Patriots.

Andreasen was finding her teammates for open buckets at will, leading to a healthy lead for Valley by the end of the third quarter.

Shortly after PV took down Wayne Hills, Old Tappan defeated Tenafly by a score of 69-54, meaning the fifth-seeded Indians (18-8) will travel to Old Tappan on Wednesday to take on the fourth-seeded Golden Knights (18-6) in the North 1, Group 3 state sectional quarterfinals.