Norwich hits its stride in the second quarter

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 46, Chenango Forks 26

NORWICH – After an eight-day layoff, Norwich resumed its winning ways taking its fourth straight game and 10th in 11 outings.

After a sluggish opening eight minutes, Norwich turned up the offense in the second quarter, and finished the stanza on an 18-2 run. Bryn Loomis scored 10 of her 16 points in the second, and Jennifer Borfitz scored five including a three-point play. “We did a nice job to end the second quarter,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “I felt we didn’t execute as well on offense in the second half, and that was a little frustrating.”

Borfitz and Cassie Sutton chipped in with eight points apiece for the Tornado (10-2), who host Susquehanna Valley Friday night.



Chenango Forks: Kenyon, 0; Heller, 0; Alex Yoest, 0; Burns, 0; Michaela Transue, 5 3-6-13; Ashley Williams, 3 0-0-7; Brandy Foster, 2 1-2-5; Redfern, 0 1-2-1. Totals: 10 5-10-26.

Norwich: Miranda Costin, 0; Breanna Cashman, 0; Sydney Chaffee, 2 1-2-5; Jenny Borfitz, 3 2-3-8; Cassie Sutton, 4 0-0-8; Bryn Loomis, 8 0-0-16; Hailey Dietrich, 0 5-6-5; Sophie Stewart, 2 0-2-4; Taylor Cook, 0. Totals: 19 8-13-46.

CF 5 4 11 6–26

NHS 11 18 13 4–46

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (CF) Williams. JV: Norwich won 52-27. Officials: Miller, Berg.

Unatego 51, Greene 20

OTEGO – Unatego scored the first 10 points of the second half, the first four on a rare four-point play, to jettison Greene Wednesday evening.

After a Greene miss to start the second half, Casey Manzanero was fouled while taking a three. She drained the trifecta and tacked on the one-point chaser on her way to a nine-point third quarter and game-high 19 points.

“We played very poor defense, especially in the first and third quarters,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We gave up a lot of easy baskets, and put them on the foul line too many times.”

Marissa Woodward added 11 points for Unatego.

Greene: Sierra Stoppkotte, 1 0-0-2; Paige Castle, 1 0-0-2; Jessica Brooks, 0; Kaitlin Gorton, 1 0-1-2; Rebecca Smith, 2 1-3-5; Natalie Greene, 2 0-0-4; Rebecca Hanrahan, 0; Shannon Gregory, 2 1-2-5. Totals: 9 2-6-20.

Unatego: Robin Foster, 4 0-0-8, Kayla Talbot, 1 0-0-2, Casey Manzanero, 4 8-13-19, Rachel Wessells, 0, Courtney Bullis, 0, Michaela Reynolds, 3 0-0-6, Sarah Mannina 2 0-0-5, Marissa Woodward, 5 1-2-11. Totals: 19 9-15-51.

Gre. 9 4 5 2–20

Una. 16 9 15 11–51

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (U) Manzanero 3, Mannina. JV: Greene won. Officials: O’Donnell, Rockefeller.

Hamilton 59, Otselic Valley 22

SOUTH OTSELIC – Katie Weeks scored 15 points for Hamilton, who held Otselic Valley to one field goal in the second half.

The Vikings shot 1-for-24 from the field over the final two periods as the Emerald Knights expanded on a 37-17 halftime lead.


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