Fast start keys NHS win over Windsor

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 65, Windsor 54

NORWICH – Norwich played perhaps its best half of the season, and weathered Windsor’s comeback effort to post its second straight win on Friday night.

Norwich (5-4) allowed just one field goal in the first period, while Bryn Loomis scored eight points as Norwich led 15-3 at the start. The lead grew to as many as 23 points in the second quarter behind back-to-back three balls from Hannah Runyon and Molly DeMellier. “We did a good job of being patient and taking what the defense was giving us,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett said of his club’s quick beginning.

Windsor used a full-court press throughout the second half, and were as close as 54-47 with two minutes left. Runyon was 8-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to finish with 23 points, and Loomis was 7-for-8 from the foul line in the last eight minutes winding up with a career-high 19 points.

Windsor’s Amy Goetz had 15 points in the last three minutes of game – 12 on four straight three-pointers – to keep her team in the hunt. “We played smart and played hard on defense,” Bennett said, adding that his team did a good job making free throws late in the game.

Windsor: Leigh Martino, 0; Amy Goetz, 5 7-7-21; Sonia Williams, 5 1-2-11; Jessica Bump, 2 5-6-9; Laura Barnes, 3 0-5-6; Rebecca Griswold, 0 1-3-1; Kelly Costello, 0; Elizabeth Bankhead,0 ; Brittany Birmingham, 0; Erica Hauptfleish, 0; Kathryn Sisson, 0; Racheal LaMantia, 2 2-2-6. Totals: 17 16-25-54 .

Norwich: Gabby Testani, 0; Katie Orioli, 0; Sarah Bonnell, 1 1-4-3; Hailey Dietrich, 0 1-2-1; Molly DeMellier, 3 0-0-7; Bryn Loomis, 4 11-12-19; Sophie Stewart, 2 1-4-5; Cassie Sutton, 1 0-0-2; Hannah Runyon, 5 11-12-23; Tatyana Ithier, 2 0-2-5. Totals: 18 25-36-65.

Wind. 3 16 12 23–54

NHS 15 18 9 23–65

Fouled out: (W) Martino, Williams, Costello, LaMantia. Three-point goals: (W) Goetz 4, (N) DeMellier, Runyon 2, Ithier. JV: Norwich won 30-24. Officials: Scarinzi, Storti.

Oxford 43, Bainbridge-Guilford 24

OXFORD – Oxford’s dominant defense held Bainbridge-Guilford in check for four quarters, and the Blackhawks improved to 5-0 in MAC division play Saturday afternoon.

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