GREENE – For the second straight playoff game, Greene topped 70 points and nearly scored 50 in the second half. Unlike that first postseason win, the Trojans needed nearly every one of those points.
Greene (21-1) avenged the lone blemish on its record, and will play Odessa-Montour for its first sectional championship since the 1995-1996 season beating Harpursville Tuesday before a capacity crowd, 74-66. The Trojans play the Indians at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
“This game did mean something to us because you want to beat the best,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. Harpursville nipped Greene 55-52 less than two weeks ago in the MAC championship game. “They were the league champions and we weren’t. We didn’t get that title, but we might get the title we really want on Saturday.”
A total of seven points were scored in the first five minutes of the game. By contrast, each team kept up a blistering scoring pace in the fourth quarter combining for 55 total points.
Hannah Kimmel, contained by the Greene defense in the first half, scored 32 points to lead her team’s offensive effort. The super sophomore, who went over 1,000 career points earlier in the season, hit three three-pointers and converted a traditional three-point play among her 20 points in the final quarter. As good as Kimmel played, Greene never wavered, and usually had a quick response.