Trojans girls bounce back against Blackhawks; Owego downs NHS

Girls’ Basketball

Greene 39, Oxford 20

OXFORD – Greene picked up where Oxford left off last the previous weekend at the Norwich Pennysaver Tournament.

The Trojans, who gave up a 10-point second-half lead a week ago to a furiously rallying Blackhawks club, started hot in the first quarter and never gave up its big lead to avenge that loss Saturday. “We had a great first quarter,” said Greene coach Bill Case. “We had them up-tempoed and were able to get up and down the court. They have such a good defensive club, but we were much more aggressive.”

The Trojans also dominated the glass outrebounding Oxford 43-13. Lizzy Buhl and Megan McDermott grabbed 10 rebounds apiece, while Barb Borst scored 11 points to pace a balanced offense. “I thought we did a fairly good job in our halfcourt defense, but we never really got into a flow on offense,” said Oxford coach Brad aldrich. “We thought they might come out with a lot of adrenaline in the first quarter after last weekend, and that’s what they did. If you don’t come to play with your ‘A game,’ almost anybody can beat anybody else in our league.”

Liz Wentlent scored six points in the first quarter as Greene led 17-4 after the first turn. Wentlent and McDermott split 18 points evenly to aid the Greene cause.

Greene hosts Hancock tonight in a rescheduled game from last week, and Oxford plays at Unadilla Valley Tuesday.

Greene: Barb Borst, 4 2-4-11; Tara Bub, 0 0-1-0; Abby Wentlent, 0 0-2-0; Erin Smith, 1 1-2-3; Megan McDermott, 2 5-8-9; Lizzy Buhl, 2 1-4-5; Liz Wentlent, 2 5-6-9; Megan Kinne, 1 0-1-2; Amanda Burnett, 0. Totals: 12 15-28-39 .

Oxford: Daisy Murphy, 0; Alyshia Crawford, 0; Jenna Farwell, 0; Christi Baker, 1 0-0-2; Chantel Crandall, 0 0-3-0; Chelsea Farrell, 0 0-4-0; Hollyann Branham, 1 0-0-2; Felicia Tynan, 2 0-0-4; Haley Witchella, 2 1-6-5; Erin Law , 2 1-2-7. Totals: 8 2-15-20.

Greene 17 5 3 14–39

Oxfd. 4 3 5 8–20

Three-point goals: (G) none, (O) E. Law 2. JV: Greene won 40-34.

Owego 49, Norwich 41

OWEGO – Owego produced three players with nine points and two more with eight in a victory over Norwich Friday night.

The Indians had little difficulty putting points on the board through three quarters of play, and a 17-3 advantage in the second quarter opened an 18-point halftime lead. “We didn’t shoot the ball well in the second quarter, and they seemed to make everything,” said Norwich coach Krista Porter. “We switched our defense from zone to man-to-man, but they seemed to have an answer for whatever defense we played.”

Brittney Randall had three trifectas to score nine points, and teammates Brittany Randall and Kayla Knapp had nine points apiece.

Michelle Testani canned a trio of three balls and led Norwich (0-4) with 11 points.

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