Tornado efficient and organized in comfortable win over Owego

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 58, Owego 43

NORWICH – Norwich easily overcame a 29-point standout performance by Owego’s Alicia Marhefka, and had its second unit playing out the string by the end of the third quarter in Wednesday’s romp over the Indians.

Alicia Testani scored 21 points and added six assists for Norwich (5-1), who have won five straight games since an opening loss to Maine-Endwell. “I thought we played really well, and with a game Thursday, we wanted to keep our starters rested,” said Norwich coach Bob Branham.

Norwich scored six straight points in just over a minute late in the third quarter to build its biggest lead of 23 points. Kyra Collier hit two shots, and Kala Haltner converted a layup off a Brittany Cargill pass making it 49-26.

Norwich shot the ball well from the start of the game getting three balls from Testani and Melinda Moore to lead 10-0. “Owego plays hard, that’s one thing we expected out of them, but on offense, we were organized, made great choices, and shared it well,” Branham said.

Moore finished with 11 points for the Tornado, who travel to Windsor tonight.

Owego: Olivia Young, 0; Allana Cerretai, 2 0-4-4; Missy Riley, 0; Kyla Knapp, 1 0-0-2; Jennifer Iler, 2 0-0-4; Hannah Souto, 0; Aubrey Gatto, 2 0-0-4; Alicia Marhefka, 12 5-5-29; Erica Mallery, 0. Totals: 19 5-9-43.

NHS: Brittany Cargill, 1 0-0-3; Alicia Testani, 6 7-7-21; Krissie Collier, 0 2-2-2; Cassidy Griffin, 0; Emily Tackabury, 0 0-2-0; Melinda Moore, 3 2-8-11; Kyra Collier, 2 1-2-5; Chelsea Leibundgut, 0 1-4-1; Clare Sheldon, 0; Brooke Abbott, 2 2-4-7; Kala Haltner, 4 0-0-8; Michelle Testani, 0. Totals: 18 15-29-58.

Owego 8 8 14 13–43

Norw 19 15 18 6–58

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (N) Moore 3, Testani 2, Cargill, Abbott. JV: Owego won 36-33, Officials: McFadden, Fletcher.

Boys’ Basketball

Unadilla Valley 62, Hancock 18

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley won its fifth straight game shellacking winless Hancock Wednesday.

Matt Potter controlled the inside scoring 11 points in the first half on his way to a team-high 15 points. Raffi Perry added 12 as all but one UV player reached the scoring column. “I thought we played better defense in the second half, and we rebounded really well out of the zone,” said UV coach Matt Osborne.

Hancock: Emerich, 1 0-0-3; Costa, 0; John Marino, 4 1-2-10; Gorshack, 0; Saad Majead, 0 1-2-1; Chris Hallstead, 2 0-0-4; Maloney, 0; Anderson, 0; Kim, 0; White, 0. Totals: 7 2-7-18.

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