Strong fourth quarter gives NHS win over Point

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 61, Whitney Point 40

NORWICH – Japanese exchange student, Kanako Takuume, came off a screen and hit a 15-foot baseline shot with five seconds left in the game to cap Norwich’s strong fourth quarter. The home bench and partisan crowd erupted in approval, and the two points – Takuume’s first this season – highlighted a strong finish to Norwich’s fifth win this season.

“We’ve been a second-half team this year,” said Norwich coach Krista Porter. “We were able to get the ball inside more, and we got decent looks at the basket.”

Leading the winless Golden Eagles by only seven points at halftime, Norwich dominated the second half holding a 35-21 advantage.

Point cut a 40-23 Norwich lead in the third quarter; however, to 42-34 with 5:06 remaining on Alicia Ford’s two free throws.

Tatyana Ithier pulled up to hit a short baseline shot to start a 17-2 run for the host Purple. Elisha Eddy had eight points during the spurt, Michelle Testani scored three, Molly Demellier canned a three from the top of the key, and Adrienne Sharpe added a free throw.



Eddy led with 18 points and 15 rebounds, Hannah Runyon scored 13 points, and Ithier dished out a team-high six assists.

WPt: E. Theleman, 0; Makay Ross, 2 0-6-6; Chevee Hodges, 0 1-2-1; Sheena Driscoll, 1 4-6-6; Alicia Ford, 2 4-5-8; Bethany Atwood, 1 0-1-2; Ashley Keep, 3 0-0-6; Kelsey Ticknor, 4 3-4-11. Totals: 13 12-24-40

Norwich: Gabrielle Testani, 0 0-0-0; Michelle Testani, 3 1-2-8; Kanako Takuume, 1 0-0-2; Sarah Bonnell, 1 1-2-3; Molly Demellier, 2 0-2-5; Elisha Eddy, 8 2-3-18; Hannah Runyon, 5 2-2-13; Adrienne Sharpe, 2 2-6-6; Tatyana Ithier, 3 0-0-6. Totals: 25 8-17-61.

WPt 10 9 6 15–40

Norw. 11 15 14 21–61

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (N) M. Testani, DeMellier, Runyon. (WP) Ross 2. JV: Norwich won 40-19. Officials: Ewing, Kniskern.

Sherburne-Earlville 53, Madison 29

SHERBURNE – S-E defeated Madison for the second time this season as it took command in the third quarter.

“I felt we let them hang around a little bit in the first half,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “We came out and played better in the second half. They switched to man-to-man, and we went on a little run.”

Sam Crandall came off the bench to score a season-high 12 points to lead S-E (9-4). Megan Record added 10 points. “(Sam) was all over the place making plays and making shots,” Mulligan said. Record added five rebounds, five steals, and four assists.

Madison: Rachel Smith, 3 0-0-7; Taylor Jeffries, 0 1-2-1; Julia Brouillette, 2 1-1-5; Breanna Galler, 0; Katelyn Winn, 1 0-0-2; Caitlyn Smith, 2 0-1-4; Tasha Hicks, 0 0-2-0; Chelsea Ghent, 5 0-1-10. Totals: 13 2-7-29.

S-E: Shelbie Dye, 0 1-2-1; Kristi Irwin, 0; Caitlynn Adams, 2 0-0-6; Bridget Irwin, 4 1-1-9; Samantha Crandall, 5 2-4-12; Megan Record, 2 6-8-10; Kristi Vibbard, 2 0-1-5; Karli Harris, 2 0-0-6; Stacy Palmer, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 19 10-18-53.

Mad. 9 5 6 9–29

S-E 14 12 12 15–53

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) Harris 2, Adams 2, Vibbard, (M) Smith. JV: S-E won 33-23. Officials: Davis, Mirabito.

Harpursville 59, Oxford 40

HARPURSVILLE – Harpursville pulled away from Oxford in the second half getting 16 points from Hannah Kimmel and seven from Alycia Kimmel Friday.

Oxford led by five at the first turn, and hung within two of the MAC Division II-leading Hornets at halftime. Haley Witchella scored 11 of her 16 points in the opening two quarters.

“We played a great half, and it was probably the most intensity we’ve had all season,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “I think we got a little tired in the second half. They also have Hannah Kimmel, and we don’t.”

Alyshia Crawford added 10 points for Oxford, who host Hancock Wednesday.

Oxford: Alyshia Crawford, 3 4-4-10, Daisy Murphy, 0, Kelli Whitehill 0 2-2-2, Danielle Murphy, 0, Chantel Crandall, 1 2-3-4, Amanda Mathis, 3 0-0-6, Chelsea Farrell, 1 0-0-2, Haley Witchella, 6 4-6-16. Totals: 14 12-15-40.

Harpursville: Abby Klutts, 1 0-0-2; Dietzman, 0; Alycia Kimmel, 2 5-5-9; Hannah Kimmel, 12 3-4-29; Kayleigh Livermore, 3 0-0-6; Marissa Wickham, 4 1-2-9; Jamie Anderson, 2 0-1-4; Ashley Hall, 0. Totals: 24 9-12-59.


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