S-E 57, Waterville 46
SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville went to junior forward Bridget Irwin time and again in the fourth quarter, and Waterville was unable to stop her.
Irwin scored 15 of her career-high 26 points over the final eight minutes, and S-E (4-1) pulled away for the Center State Conference win.
“They were playing us man-to-man, and we kept feeding Bridget the ball,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “She was getting good inside position and made some nice cuts to the basket. She can use either hand around the basket, and is hard to stop.”
S-E also contained Waterville’s outside shooting threats, and controlled the defensive glass in the final quarter.
Irwin added 10 rebounds, her fourth straight double-double, and four steals. Kristi Vibbard scored 10 points, and Caitlynn Adams blocked three shots.
S-E plays Cooperstown on Saturday.
Waterville: Brooke Williams, 0; Jenna Fallon, 0; Katie Buell, 4 0-0-9; Dylan Hodge, 1 0-0-3; Shevonne Fitzgerald, 0; Lindsay Wratten, 2 1-2-6; Shelby Ritzel, 0; Jessica Zogby, 3 4-5-10; Lauren Homer, 3 0-0-6; Nicole Eisenhut, 4 4-4-12. Totals: 17 9-11-46.