The highlight of the evening wasn’t the score at the end of the first period: 24-2.
The first period highlight was senior captain Kelly Bilodeau scoring her 1,000th point for the Wildcats and improving Whitman’s league record to 5-1. Bilodeau could have easily taken control early on, scored her quick 7 points to make an even 1,000, but that’s not her style and more often than not, she passed to a teammate who was in a better position to add to what would become a blowout win for the Wildcats 52-20.
Bilodeau, who had 13 points on the night, has been a force to be reckoned with for several years now, and has been playing on the varsity basketball team since the seventh grade.
Each year she has worked harder and harder, dedicated to improving her game. Coach Dan Trebour has call Kelly “one of the hardest working players, he has ever coached.”
This, her senior and final year of high school basketball, Kelly is a quiet, confident player. Whitman has a core group of senior players including Bilodeau, Essence Casey, Marissa Olsen, Katira Jemmott, Selina Ortiz, Sarah Daquqara (out for the season with an injury), Hayley Mena, and Chyna Jones who have been together on and off the court for years, and this just may be their year, you can feel it.
The team is playing solid basketball, and they will be back on their home court this Thurday, when they go up against Lindenhurst at 6 p.m.