said. "It's a long grind to go 20 games without losing. It's very tough to do."
Cambridge jumped out with a 14-3 run to start the game, including three 3-pointers by freshman Sophie Phillips. Tamarac outscored Cambridge 15-3 in the second quarter, including a 13-0 run.
Wrestling: North Babylon junior Sean Carter avenged a loss from last weekend by knocking off a defending state champion in the Section 11 Division I state wrestling qualifier at Suffolk County Community College.
Carter defeated Half Hollow Hills West senior Dylan Ryder 2-1 in the 113-pound final to complete a run of four victories over sectional place-winners and five triumphs overall as he emerged from the outbracket. Ryder had been undefeated this season.
"I knew I was wrestling the best guy out there," Carter said. "But I had to believe in myself or there was no chance."
Quite the comeback: The Democrat and Chronicle did a feature last week on Bishop Kearney freshman point guard Marianna Freeman, who is one of Section 5's best players just 18 months removed from emergency brain surgery.
In June 2016, Dr. Edward Vates removed a six-centimeter abscess on the front left side of Freeman's brain after she had endured repeated seizures four days earlier.
"Within the 10 to 15 minutes she was (in the emergency room) before I got to see her she went from very sick to nearly dying," Vates said. "If it had been another 30 minutes more or an hour she could have easily suffered irreversible brain damage or even died."
Her recovery was understandably slow at first, but she picked up momentum in a hurry, regaining weight lost during a long period of illness leading up to the surgery. She's averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 steals and 3.7 assists this season.