Late rally lifts Maine-Endwell to win over Norwich

Girls’ Basketball

Maine-Endwell 43, Norwich 31

NORWICH –Maine-Endwell scored the final 14 points of the game and outscored the Purple Tornado 20-3 in the final stanza to sweep by the host club in Friday’s matchup.

Reserve Amanda Zdimal scored all 11 of her points in the final quarter – mainly on outside shots – to lead the comeback for the Spartans.

Norwich stiffened on defense over the middle two quarters allowing just 11 points and grabbing a 28-23 edge after three quarters on the strength of 18 points from senior Kyra Collier. Collier finished with a career-high 20 in the loss, but no other NHS player had more than six.

“It was just a one-point game with about 2 1/2 minutes left,” said Norwich coach Bob Branham. “I think it comes down to confidence for us in pressure situations in a close game. We executed well most of the fourth quarter, but we didn’t hit our shots.”

Norwich plays Binghamton Jan. 29.



M-E: Laura Mastro, 1 0-0-2; Taylor Kucharski, 2 0-0-5; Amanda Zdimal, 4 2-2-11; Katlin Bushnell, 2 0-0-4; Erica Spera, 2 0-0-4; Carrie Bushnell, 0 1-4-1; Megan Jacoby, 2 0-0-4; Michelle Phillips, 0 7-15-7; Nicole Osovski, 2 1-2-5. Totals: 15 11-23-43

NHS: Brittany Cargill, 1 0-0-2; Alicia Testani, 3 0-0-6 ; Krissie Collier, 0; Emily Tackabury, 0; Melinda Moore, 1 1-2-3; Kyra Collier, 8 4-5-20; Chelsea Leibundgut, 0; Clare Sheldon, 0; Brooke Abbott, 0; Kala Haltner, 0; Michelle Testani, 0. Totals: 13 5-7-31 .

M-E 12 6 5 20–43

Nrwich 10 12 6 3–31

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (ME) Kucharski, Zdimal. Officials: Stepanovsky, Storti.

Oxford 73, Afton 52

AFTON – Oxford put up 43 points in the first half to establish a commanding advantage in Friday’s win at Afton.

Christi Baker scored 20 points to lead the Blackhawks (8-4) including 10 in the fourth quarter. Erin Law added 13 and Hollyann Branham netted nine. “They moved the ball well and shot it well,” said Afton coach John Simonds of Oxford. “When I scouted them earlier this year, they weren’t hitting those shots.”

Melissa Oswald paced the Crimson Knights with 15 points and Stephanie Parsons added 10.

Oxford: Katie Seiler, 1 4-4-7; Alysa Law, 3 1-2-8; C. Baker, 10 0-0-20; Chantel Crandall, 0 1-2-1; Erin Law, 4 4-4-13; Hollyann Branham, 3 3-4-9; Felicia Tynan, 1 0-0-2; J. Davis, 3 0-0-6; Amanda Nightengale, 3 1-2-7. Totals: 28 14-18-73.

Afton: Stephanie Parsons 3 4-8-10; Jessica Winans 4 0-2-9, Martin, 0 0-0-0; Heather Simonds 1 2-2-4 , Samantha Sickler 1 0-0-2 , Hannah Westfall 0 1-3-1, Leanne Westfall 1 0-0-2, Joelyn Sines 2 5-11-9, Melissa Oswald 5 5-7-15. Totals: 17 17-35-52.

Oxf. 22 21 10 20–73

Aft. 7 13 14 18–52

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (A) Winans, (O) Law, Law, Seiler. JV: Oxford won 34-23. Officials: Andrews, Jenkins.

Greene 51, Sidney 36

GREENE – The Trojans withstood the hot shooting of Sierra Houck and the Warriors in the first half to pull away for the win on Saturday.

Houck had three treys in the opening half, and Sidney made five from behind the arc to stay within 25-21 at the break.

Greene senior Jessica Smith scored 12 in the second half and finished with 14 for the game. Liz Wentlent added 11, and Lizzy Buhl scored nine points and grabbed eight boards. Monica Puglisi had a team-best three steals.

“We started with a zone and pressed, but we switched to man-to-man defense in the second quarter, and that allowed us to get the lead,” said Greene coach Bill Case.

Sidney: Sierra Houck 6 0-0-16, Brittany Schunk 1 0-0-2, Maria Mirabito 2 0-2-5, Chelsea Pixley 0, Shannon Marble 0, Heather Hamilton 0, Stephanie Meno 3 0-2-7, Atiya Muhammad 0 0-0 0, Nicole Philpott 0 0-2-0, Hillary Closs 1 0-0-2 , Jessica Wormsley 1 2-4-4. Totals: 14 2-10-36.

Greene: Barb Borst, 2 1-2-5; Holly Davis, 0 2-2-2; Candice Browning, 0; Erin Smith, 0; Monica Puglisi, 1 0-0-3; Megan McDermott, 3 1-2-7; Lizzy Buhl, 3 3-4-9; Liz Wentlent, 3 3-3-11; Jessica Smith, 6 1-2-14 . Totals: 18 11-15-51.


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