Sidney edges Oxford; Norwich halts losing skein

Girls’ Basketball

Sidney 43, Oxford 41

OXFORD – Sidney junior Dani Gravel scored on a breakaway layup with 43 seconds remaining to break a 41-41 tie and give Sidney a victory at Oxford Wednesday.

Gravel was instrumental in the Warriors’ big third quarter that gave the visiting club a six-point lead. She hit two three-pointers over the last 90 seconds of the stanza, and had 10 of her team’s 14 points. “Gravel is probably an all-league type of player, and her points swung the momentum their way,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer.

Oxford closed a 39-31 gap in the fourth quarter getting two buckets apiece from Haley Witchella and Chantel Crandall, along with a basket from Chelsea Farrell. Witchella had 19 points to lead the Blackhawks.

Sidney: Rachel Ward, 0; Brittany Schunk, 1 0-0-2; Danielle Martindale, 2 2-5-6; Stephanie Morrow, 0; Chelsea Pixley, 2 0-1-4; Taylor George, 0; Dani Gravel, 7 4-4-20; Alesha Voltz, 1 0-0-2; Stephanie Meno, 2 2-2-6; Lindsay Delello, 1 1-2-3 ; Stephanie Simonds, 0. Totals: 16 9-14-43.

Oxford: Alyshia Crawford, 0, Daisy Murphy, 0, Kelli Whitehill 1 1-2-3, Danielle Murphy, 0, Chantel Crandall, 3 3-3-9, Amanda Mathis, 1 0-0-2, Kim Shackleton 0, Chelsea Farrell, 4 0-0-8, Haley Witchella, 8 3-7-19. Totals: 17 7-12-41.

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