Above: Alex Mega goes for an easy layup. Photos by Chuck Nadeau (find all his photos at chuckn.com).
A win is a nice way to start off the season. With a final score of 57-31, the EG Girls Basketball team looked good against Cumberland. There were nerves on both sides, but that didn’t show in the 46 to 20 score at the half. Of course, having senior Alex Mega shooting threes for you is not a bad thing. And Mega didn’t even play the whole game – she scored 32 points in a little over three quarters of play. Mega scored 1,000 points as a junior – she needs to score more than 1,560 to top the school record (by Tori Ahrens, Class of 2007).
Junior Gabi Jackson had 8 points for the Avengers; senior Meghan Pagliaro and junior Sophia Schwartzbach each had 5.
It helps that the Avengers were dropped down to Division 2 this season after several challenging seasons in D1.
“I think being in D2 is huge for us. It’s much more competitive for us,” said Coach Dave Maccarone. “We’re more even with the D2 teams than the D1 teams.”