BINGHAMTON – Watkins Glen became the first team to eclipse the 40-point mark against Bainbridge-Guilford in nearly three months denying the Bobcats their first sectional title in 16 years.
Madison Gates scored 14 points for the Senecas, who halted the Bobcats' 16-game winning streak in Saturday’s Class C final at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena, 43-37.
By no means was Watkins Glen an offensive juggernaut, and its defense had little to do with B-G's struggles from the free throw line. "I don't know what we shot (from the foul line), but it was terrible," said B-G coach Bob Conway.
For the record, the Bobcats went 7 of 23 from the charity stripe, a 30 percent clip that is calamitous in games of this magnitude.
Still, B-G’s scrappy bunch of young ladies remained within a possession or two of the second-seeded Senecas up until the final seconds. Watkins Glen's Amanda Pike sunk the final free throw with two seconds remaining to cinch up the school's first sectional title since the 1999-2000 campaign.