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NORWICH – Both the girls and boys varsity squads for the Norwich Purple Tornado played – and subsequently won – when they were pitted against the Blue Devils of Chenango Forks this past Friday.
The girls defeated the Blue Devils in Norwich as they defended their home court with the tune of a 66-54 win; while the boys traveled south to take on Chenango Forks, where they managed a 61-51 victory.
• The Norwich girls were faced with a high powered offense who managed to keep pace with theirs this past Friday, Jan. 6, as a 19-17 point Norwich first period was looking to shape into a high scoring affair.
However, despite the Norwich point totals trickling off as the game progressed, so did Chenango Forks – at a much higher rate.
After leading by just two points after one period, at 19-17, Norwich posted a solid second period of 17 points, while Chenango Forks was somewhat stifled to just 13 points. With a bounce-back period of 15 points in the third, it was Norwich who kept pace with 15 of their own – only to once again see improved defense hold Chenango Forks held to nine points to close out the game.