Moments after Townsend Harris 72-64 loss to Midwood Feb. 27 in the second round of the PSAL Class A playoffs, Freeman was thrilled with her teams season and couldnt wait to start the next phase of her career.
My team played excellent and I wish I could have gave more, said Freeman, who was hampered by a cold during the game. We had some chances and we missed our shots, but its been wonderful. Im ready to let it go.
What she is letting go is a phenomenal four-year career at Townsend Harris for Division I Fairleigh Dickinson. For much of her time at Harris, the 5-foot-7 dynamo did a little bit of everything and excelled at most things for the Hawks.
After averaging 17.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per game last year for the Hawks, Freeman averaged 22.2 points good for sixth in the city and 12.7 rebounds per game despite almost constant double-teams.
She was most dangerous on the baseline, where she was almost unstoppable getting to the basket.
Possibly her best performance of her high school career came on a cold December day at Bayside High. Nursing another cold, Freeman scored a career-high 36 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out four assists in a 71-49 win over the Commodores.
Freeman also stepped up on the defensive end, playing on top of the Hawks 1-3-1 zone and holding the hosts to just one fourth-quarter three-pointer after Bayside knocked down 12 for the game.
A month later Freeman scored a game-high 29 points, including 23 in the second half, in a come-from-behind 71-63 win at August Martin.
In her final game against Midwood, Freeman, who plays AAU ball with the Lady Wildcats, had 21 points 10-of-12 from the foul line and grabbed 17 rebounds.
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