Norwich defense clamps down on Windsor

Evening Sun Report

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 44, Windsor 25

NORWICH – Norwich made up for a subpar shooting night with lock-down defense.

The Purple Tornado forced 30 Windsor turnovers as the Black Knights, at times, struggled to get the ball past midcourt. “Thank goodness we played well defensively, and we finally starting making shots and attacking the basket in the fourth quarter,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett, whose club shot 26 percent for the game.

Coming off a seven-point third quarter, NHS, as Bennett mentioned, saved its best offense for last. On its first possession of the fourth quarter, junior Jennifer Borfitz canned a three ball. Borfitz added a steal and layup,a nd contributed another trifecta off a feed from Breanna Cashman that made it 36-17. The unselfish play continued moments later as Cassie Sutton drove into the lane and fed Shelby Benjamin for a layup.



Borfitz finished with 15, while Carin Kuhn added 14. Kuhn carried the Norwich scoring load the first three quarters with 12 of her markers including a pair of three-pointers.

In the junior varsity matchup, Norwich won its fourth straight game beating Windsor, 49-14. Savannah Williams scored 10 points and Meghan Komendarek added nine.

Windsor: Cortney Vaccaro, 0 2-3-2, Teagan Perry, 1 0-1-2, Mindy Houck, 0, Phoenix Honnick, 2 0-0-4, Emma Benson, 1 1-3-3, Chase Moran, 0 2-2-2, Karisa Sheriff, 1 2-2-4, Erika Corbin, 1 0-0-2, Ashley Kamp, 2 2-4-6. Totals: 8 9-15-25.

NHS: Lexi Race, 0; Carin Kuhn, 4 4-4-14; Caitlyn Brown, 0; Breanna Cashman, 1 2-4-4; Ashley Campbell, 0; Jennifer Borfitz, 3 7-12-15; Cassie Sutton, 2 0-0-4; Bonnie Halbert, 0 3-4-3; Shelby Benjamin, 1 0-0-2; Taylor Cook, 1 0-2-2. Totals: 12 16-26-44.

Wind. 6 8 2 9–25

Nowich 10 11 7 16–44

Fouled out: (W) Corbin. Three-point goals: (N) Kuhn 2, Borfitz 2. JV:  Norwich won 49-14.

Holland Patent 61, S-E 38

SHERBURNE – Holland Patent’s all-state forward, Allison Freiermuth, scored 22 points to lead four of her teammates in double figures in handing Sherburne-Earlville its second loss of the season Wednesday.

Freiermuth scored 13 of her points in the third quarter helping extend the lead to 20 points. “We just got outmuscled inside and they killed us on the boards,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “We had some turnovers, so we need to be stronger with the ball the next time we play them.”

Jordan VanAlthuis was the lone S-E player in double figures scoring 14 points.

HP: Riley Reinold, 1 2-2-4; Madison Williams, 1 0-0-2; Alyssa Curtis, 3 2-2-10; Jessica Lizeysey, 4 0-0-10; Bailey Harris, 0; Corey Vunal, 5 3-5-13; Allison Freiermuth, 8 6-8-22. Totals: 22 13-17-61

S-E: Mikayla Solloway, 2 1-2-5; Jordan Van Althuis, 3 7-10-14; Bridgette McDaniel, 1 0-0-2; Savannah Irwin, 1 1-4-4; Katherine Robertson, 1 0-2-2; Kelsie Christian, 1 0-0-2; Lilly Berg, 0 1-2-1; Mattie Dowdall, 3 1-1-8. Totals: 12 11-21-38.

HP. 11 19 17 14–61

S-E 8 9 10 11–38

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) VanAlhtuis, Irwin, Dowdall, (HP Curtis 2, Lizeysey 2. JV: Holland Patent won 40-31.


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