Sherburne-Earlville 59, Fulton 38
SHERBURNE - Just three baby!
The Marauders drilled nine three-pointers Friday, seven from freshman sniper Savannah Irwin in a first-round Section III playoff win Friday.
Ahead by just one after a single period, an Irwin three started a 12-5 spurt to end the first half. Jordan Van Althuis nailed a three, and chased that with a layup lifting the S-E margin to 30-19 by halftime.
The Marauders' superior firepower offset a somewhat shaky night of intermittent turnovers along with allowing a few more offensive rebounds to Fulton than head coach Karen Mulligan would have liked. "We didnt do a very good job of defensively rebounding," Mulligan said. "But it was a game of runs, and fortunately we had enought spurts to take control."
Irwin had a game-high 23 points, and her 48 threes this season are an S-E freshman record. Fellow freshman Lilly Berg had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Van Althuis dished out nine assists to go with her seven points. S-E plays the winner of Cazenovia and Bishop Ludden on Tuesday.
Fulton: Alex Polito, 0; Chelsie Delperuto, 2 0-0-4; Gianna Penissi, 0; Angela Frateschi, 0; Jackie Gardner, 3 2-2-9; Nicole Antonacci, 0 0-3-0; Taylor Guinta, 6 2-2-14; Corrine Scoville, 0; Kelly Nolan, 1 0-0-3; Courtney Napolitano, 1 0-0-2; Julie Gardner, 2 2-2-6. Totals: 15 6-9-38.
S-E: Stacia Beckwith, 1 0-0-2; Mikayla Solloway, 0; Jordan Van Althuis, 2 2-2-7; Bridgette McDaniel, 1 0-0-2; Savannah Irwin, 8 0-2-23; Kelsie Christian, 4 0-0-8; Sydney Palmer, 0; Lilly Berg, 6 2-6-14; Mattie Dowdall, 1 0-0-3. Totals: 23 4-10-59.
Fult. 12 7 10 9–38
S-E 13 17 15 14–59
Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) Irwin 7, Van Althuis, Dowdall. (F) Gardner, Nolan.
Oriskany 66, Otselic Valley 65
ORISKANY – For the fourth time this season, OV lost by one bucket or less. This time, however, the Vikes’ season came to an end.