Norwich unable to handle CV’s pressure

Girls’ Basketball

Chenango Valley 56, Norwich 38

CHENANGO BRIDGE – Norwich faltered against Chenango Valley’s pressure defense and fell for the fourth time in five games Wednesday.

Donnalynn Cross scored 14 of her 21 points in the first half, and Alanna Cooney netted seven of her 14 leading the Warriors to a 13-point halftime lead. “We struggle against good man-to-man defense,” said Norwich coach Bob Branham. “They pressed us early and got some easy baskets off turnovers. In our halfcourt offense, our off-the-ball movement isn’t good enough to consistently give us good looks at the basket.”



Alicia Testani had 16 points for Norwich (6-5), who host Sus Valley Friday.

NHS: Brittany Cargill, 1 0-0-3; Alicia Testani, 5 4-5-16; Krissie Collier, 0; Cassidy Griffin, 0; Emily Tackabury, 0; Melinda Moore, 3 1-2-8; Kyra Collier, 3 0-2-6; Chelsea Leibundgut, 0; Clare Sheldon, 1 0-0-2; Brooke Abbott, 1 0-0-3; Kala Haltner, 0; Michelle Testani, 0. Totals: 14 5-9-38.

CV: Donnalynn Cross, 7 4-4-21; Alanna Cooney, 5 4-5-14; Dimitria Kermidas, 1 1-2-3; Katie Lowell, 5 0-1-10; Liz Heller, 3 0-0-7; Stephanie Hoffman, 0; Chelsea Dean, 0 1-2-1. Totals: 21 10-14-56

Score by quarters

NHS 12 10 8 8–38

CVa.. 17 18 15 6–56

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (CV) Cross 3 Heller 1, (N) Cargill 1, Testani 2, Moore, Abbott 1. JV: CV won.

Madison 48, Otselic Valley 32 (Monday)

Madison: Sarah Kenrick, 0; Stacy Jeffries, 3 0-0-8; Alexis Rockhill, 3 0-0-8; Shayla Snyder, 5 2-2-12; Caitlin Smith, 1 0-2-2; Sarah Davis, 4 0-2-8; Ashley Talmon, 2-4-2; Courtney Crawford, 4 0-0-8; Cassie Meeker, 0. Totals: 20 4-10-48.

Otselic Valley: Kim Lewis, 2 0-0-5; Amber Wood, 3 1-2-7; Erica Loomis, 1 0-0-2; Heather Eaton, 0 2-2-2; Melinda Schutt, 0 0-2-0 ; Justine Huntley, 0; Megan Knickerbocker, 0; Kylie Martin, 6 4-4-16.Totals: 12 7-10-32.


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