NHS offense sputters against Yellowjackets

Girls’ Basketball

Oneonta 49, Norwich 19

NORWICH – Norwich did not score a field goal until the second period, and shot just over 20 percent from the field in its lowest scoring outing of the season.

“They extended their zone quite a bit, and they make it uncomfortable for you on offense,” said Norwich coach Krista Porter. “Some of our shots were rushed, so therefore, the release isn’t good.”

Madie Harlem had 10 points for the Yellowjackets, and Lesley Harlem added nine. Norwich’s defense paid particular attention to Madie Harlem and Meredith Ridgway. The duo combined for just 14 points. “Emily Tackabury guarded Harlem and Brooke Abbott had Ridgway most of the game,” Porter said. “Those two did a good job holding them down defensively.”

Norwich (1-13) plays at Maine-Endwell Wednesday.

Oneonta: Andrea Aikens, 0, Bridgette Aikens, 0, Madie Harlem, 3 2-2-10, Rachel Sason, 3 0-0-6, Lesley Harlem, 3 0-0-9, Lauren Mahon, 0, Erin Wolstenholme, 3 0-0-7, Sienna Wisse, 2 1-2-6, Meredith Ridgway, 1 2-4-4, Michelle Seeger, 2 0-0-4, Kayla Fisher-Poling, 1 1-2-3. Totals: 18 6-10-49.

NHS: Tatyana Ithier, 1 0-0-3; Michelle Testani, 1 0-0-3; Krissie Collier, 1 1-4-3; Cassidy Griffin, 1 0-0-2; Emily Tackabury, 0 1-2-1; Chelsea Leibundgut, 1 1-4-3; Claire Sheldon, 0; Brooke Abbott, 0; Adrienne Sharpe, 1 2-4-4. Totals: 6 5-14-19.

OHS 12 15 12 10–49

NHS 1 5 6 7–19

Three-point goals: (O) L. Harlem 3, M. Harlem 2, Wisse, Wolstenholme, (N) Testani, Ithier. JV: Norwich won 46-30 (13-1 overall).

Afton 55, Oxford 51

OXFORD – After Oxford closed six-point Afton lead in the fourth to one point, Crimson Knights guard Jessica Winans had two steals that she converted into layups finishing with 24 points in her club’s road win Saturday.

“At halftime, I told (my team) that we’ve played 10 quarters against Oxford, and there are probably just four points separating the two teams,” said Afton coach John Simonds. “I said whoever does the little things in the second half will win.”

Hollyann Branham and Felicia Tynan had a pair of baskets in the fourth quarter to draw Oxford closer, but it was two three balls from Alyshia Crawford in the third quarter that allowed Oxford to stay in striking range. “Those two threes were huge,” Simonds said. “Without those, the game might have been over.”

Erin Law had 11 points for Oxford and Tynan netted 10. “We had a couple bad turnovers at the end,” said Oxford coach Brad Aldrich. “When it came down to the end, they did a better job taking care of the ball.”

Afton: Stephanie Parsons, 3 2-3-8; Abby Martin, 1 0-0-2; Jessica Winans, 9 4-8-24; Heather Simonds 1 2-6-5; Ashley Winans 0; Hannah Westfall 1 4-6-6; Melissa Oswald, 5 0-1-10. Totals: 20 12-26-55.

Oxford: Daisy Murphy, 0; Alyshia Crawford, 2 0-0-6; Jenna Farwell, 0; Christi Baker, 3 1-2-7; Chantel Crandall, 1 2-2-5; Chelsea Farrell, 0; Hollyann Branham, 4 0-0-8; Felicia Tynan, 4 2-3-10; Haley Witchella, 2 0-0-4; Erin Law , 4 0-2-11. Totals: 20 5-9-51.

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