Norwich goes on the defense to snap three-game losing streak

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 62, Susquehanna Valley 37

CONKLIN – Susquehanna Valley put Norwich on its heels at the outset taking an 8-0 lead. From that point on, Norwich assumed command.

Hannah Runyon hit two three-pointers in the first quarter as Norwich ascended to a 16-13 lead after one period. SV was held without a point in the second quarter, and Norwich was well on its way to snapping a three-game losing streak.

“The most important thing was to get a win tonight,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “We called a timeout after they had the 8-0 lead. Honestly, we just played man-to-man, we got down in a defensive stance and worked hard.”



Molly DeMellier scored nine in each half finishing with a career-high 18 for NHS. Runyon topped all scorers with 19, and Sophie Stewart chipped in with 10 points for NHS (4-4).

The Tornado play Windsor on Friday night.

Norwich: Gabby Testani, 0 1-4-1; Katie Orioli, 0; Sarah Bonnell, 3 0-0-6; Hailey Dietrich, 1 2-3-4 ; Molly DeMellier, 8 0-0-18; Bryn Loomis, 1 0-0-2; Sophie Stewart, 5 0-1-10; Cassie Sutton, 0; Hannah Runyon, 7 2-4-19; Tatyana Ithier, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 26 5-12-62.

SV: Rebeka Drake, 0; Sarah Haskell, 1 3-4-5; Britt Blazicek, 1 0-0-2; Allison Haskell,1 0-0-2 ; Kelly Bunker, ; Cathy Dunne, 1 3-4-6; Kaylin Coe, 3 3-5-9; Kassandra Drake, 0; Brianna Callahan, 0; Jamie Drake, 5 0-0-13. Totals: 12 9-13-37.

NHS 16 12 16 18–62

SVa 13 0 12 12–37

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (N) Runyon 3, DeMellier 2, (SV) J. Drake 3, Dunne. JV: Sus Valley won. Officials: Berg, Westfall.

B-G 51, Afton 42

BAINBRIDGE – B-G outscored Afton 13-3 in the final quarter to pull out Wednesday’s win over the Crimson Knights.

Randi Conway had 13 points, five assists, and four steals for B-G (8-3). Chelsi Rosa scored 11, and Kim Brown 10. Shania Vandermark pulled down a season-best 20 rebounds.

“The defense tightened up in the fourth quarter, and Chelsi and Randi made baskets late in the game to give us the boost we needed,” said B-G coach Bob Conway.

Brittney Patten scored 15 points and Stephanie Parsons 11 for Afton.

Afton: Nicole Mulieri, 0 0-1-0, Jessica Winans, 3 0-0-6, Stephanie Sherman, 1 0-0-2; Payton Cutting, 2 0-2-4, Rebecca Baudendistal, 2 0-0-4, Brittney Patten, 7 1-2-15; Stephanie Parsons, 3 5-8-11. Totals: 18 6-13-42.


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