NORWICH – Norwich is no longer an itinerant traveler to championship games.
For the second straight season, the Tornado will appear in a Section IV title game dispatching Susquehanna Valley Tuesday night, 52-38, at Norwich High School.
It was a second win in three meetings with the spunky Sabers, and NHS will now attempt to avenge a loss to Oneonta this Friday night in the Class B title tilt. Oneonta defeated Chenango Valley Tuesday night to earn a date with the Tornado.
“We’re trying to become a perennial winner, and this is two finals appearances in a row,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “I hope we can get over the hump (Friday) and become a mainstay in Section IV.”
Bryn Loomis scored 19 points to lead NHS, and sophomore Jenni Borfitz added 14 points, seven assists, and five steals. Borfitz was 7-for-8 from the free throw line in the final quarter scoring 11 of her points.
Susquehanna Valley applied full court pressure through the final eight minutes in an attempt to cut Norwich’s lead down. More often than not, it was merely trading points. “We’re actually a really good team in open space, so when they went full court on us, I thought we would blow them out,” Bennett said.