Norwich bench sparks second-quarter getaway

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 55, Seton Catholic Central 33

NORWICH – Norwich’s bench sparked a dominant second quarter, and veterans Breanna Cashman along with Jennifer Borfitz led the way in a 22-point victory over visiting Seton Catholic Central Tuesday night.

The Saints clung to a two-point lead until NHS reserve Savannah Williams drove for a layup with 1.3 seconds left in the first quarter to knot the game at 12-12.

Williams duplicated that driving layup to start the second stanza kicking off an 11-2 spurt that included a bucket by reserve Kassidy Seary, and a three-point play by fellow reserve Makenzie Maynard. Filling in the gap was Cashman, who had all 14 of her points in the first half as Norwich stretched its lead to 35-20 at the break.

“We had some foul trouble in the first half, and we really had kids step up and give us big minutes,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “ One of the the things we’ve talked about with all our kids is you never know when your number is going to be called. We have so many kids that on any given night can give us big sparks.”



Norwich also broke the Saints’ pressure with ease, and the unimpeded drives to the basket for layups almost looked like stealing.

Borfitz scored eight of her points in the second half as she and Cashman matched team-high honors with 14 points. Cashman also had eight blocked shots in the victory.

Norwich’s junior varsity team won for the ninth time this season beating the Saints, 59-48. Bridget Murphy led NHS with 20 points, Cara Evans bucketed 12, and Caroline Stewart netted 10.

SCC: Jamie Farrell, 0 1-2-1; Lexus Levy, 3 1-4-8; Christy O’Neil, 0; Rachel Gallagher, 0; Emily Gibson, 1 0-0-2; Lauren Miller, 4 4-6-12; Faith Kenville, 0; B. McGovern-Lind, 0; Hanna Strawn, 1 2-2-5; Olivia Kresin, 0 1-2-1; Ava McCann, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 11 9-16-33

Norwich: Carin Kuhn, 2 1-2-5; Caitlyn Brown, 1 0-0-2; Breanna Cashman, 5 4-5-14; Alexis Race, 0; Jennifer Borfitz, 5 4-6-14; Kassidy Seary, 2 0-0-4; Makenzie Maynard, 1 2-3-4; Meghan Komendarek, 1 0-0-2; Ashley Murphy, 0; Savannah Williams, 3 0-1-6; Shelby Benjamin, 2 0-0-4; Courtney Scheer, 0 0-2-0. Totals: 22 11-19-55.

SCC 12 8 8 5–33

NHS 12 23 10 10–55

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (S) Levy, Strawn. JV: Norwich won 59-48. Officials: Reynolds, Collier.

Bainbridge-Guilford 54, Walton 21

BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford improved to 5-1 in MAC division play routing Walton Tuesday.

Morgan Bullis scored 14 for the Bobcats (7-4 overall), who played all 14 kids, and had eight kids score at least two baskets. Abbey Smith led with seven assists, and B-G had 19 total assists on 27 baskets.

“Our shooters are looking better, and they shot with more confidence tonight,” said B-G coach Bob Conway.

Walton: Taylor Vernoy, 0 0-3-0 ; Rylee Wood, 0; Janine Velardi, 1 2-2-4; Chenoa Mackin, ; Lacey Speidell, 1 0-0-3; Megan McNamara, 3 0-0-7; Destyni Twyman, ; Haley O’Connor, 2 1-2-5; Christine McKee, 1 0--0-2; Morgan Beardslee, 0. Totals: 8 3-7-21.

B-G: Taylor Lamont, 0 0-2-0; Megan Ferrara, 4 0-0-8; Abbey Smith, 3 0-0-6 ; Marissa Thornton, 0 ; Morgan Bullis, 7 0-1-14; Alexis Page, 2 0-0-4 ; Taylor Palmatier, 2 0-0-4; Becca Reyes, 3 0-0-6; Cadi Barber, 2 0-0-4; Marina Hsu, 1 0-0-2; Casey Davis, 0; Betsy Holden, 3 0-0-6; Darcy McElligott, 0. Totals: 27 0-3-54.

Walt 6 6 5 4–21

B-G 18 14 16 6–54

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (W) Speidell, McNamara. JV: B-G won 33-14.

Worcester 41, G-MU 37

COPES CORNERS – Worcester’s furious fourth-quarter rally gave it a comeback win over G-MU Tuesday night.


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