Harpursville 58, Greene 55 (2 OT)
GREENE – Greene ran out of comebacks, and Harpursville standout Lindsay Kimmel put the Trojans away for keeps in Friday’s double-overtime win for Harpursville.
Kimmel scored the last of her 34 points hitting a three-pointer with five seconds remaining. Greene got off a three-point attempt before the buzzer that was off the mark. “It was a hard loss, and it hurts us in the league standings big time,” said Greene coach Bill Case.
Greene made tying shots in regulation and the first overtime to extend play. Freshman Lizzy Wentlent scored with 21 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, and Wentlent forced a tie at the end of the first extra period hitting two free throws. Greene fell behind again in the second period before Megan McDermott tied the game again making two free throws. After a defensive stop of Harpursville, Greene had the ball with a chance at a last shot, but turned the ball over setting up Kimmel’s shot.
“Hopefully this will make us a stronger team, and I’m proud of the way our team kept coming back,” Case said. “They needed to make a great shot to win the game.”
Wentlent, McDermott and Jess Smith combined for 36 points in the second half and overtime with Wentlent scoring 16, McDermott 15, and Smith 13 in the game.
Harpursville: Katie Greene, 1 2-2-5; Angela Eberly, 1 0-0-2; Alycia Kimmel, 3 0-0-8; Hannah Kimmel, 3 3-6-9; Lindsay Kimmel, 13 2-2-34; Leslie Dauphinais, 0. Totals: 21 7-10-58.
Greene: Barb Borst, 2 0-2-4; Candice Browning, 0; Erin Smith, 3 0-0-7; Megan McDermott, 6 3-5-15; Lizzy Buhl, 0; Liz Wentlent, 5 5-5-16; Jessica Smith, 6 1-3-13. Totals: 22 9-15-55.
Harp. 8 18 11 9 5 7–58
Gre. 4 10 17 15 5 4–55
Fouled out: (H) Dauphinais. Three-point goals: (H) L. Kimmel 6, A. Kimmel 2, Greene (G) Smith, Wentlent. JV: Greene won 71-35. Officials: Miller, Carey.
Norwich 48, Susquehanna Valley 31
NORWICH – Losers of three straight games to STAC opponents, Norwich used a fast start to put Sus Valley in a big hole in Friday’s win.
Alicia Testani, Kala Haltner, Melinda Moore, and Kyra Collier had baskets in the first five minutes as the Tornado (7-5) jumped out to an 11-0 lead and a 17-6 edge at the first turn.