S-E, B-G advance to tournament finals

Girls’ Basketball

Sherburne-Earlville 62, Unadilla Valley 40

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville used its full-court press and the high scoring of veterans Caitlynn Adams and Bridget Irwin to advance to the finals of its own tournament.

Playing its first game of the season, S-E jumped out to a 37-20 halftime lead. Adams had four three-pointers in the first half and 15 of her 19 points. Irwin scored 10 in the opening half, and kept the scoring pace up in the second half finishing with a game-high 21 points. Sierra Morris, playing her first varsity game, reached double figures with 10.

“Our game plan was to be aggressive with our press, and we thought an up-tempo game would play into our favor,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan.

UV (0-2) settled down in the second half, but failed to make a dent in S-E’s lead. Amanda Off led the Storm with 15 points, Charlee Weidman added 13, and Jordan Anderson scored 10.

S-E plays B-G in the finals on Saturday at 6 p.m. UV meets Hamilton in the consolation game at 2:30 p.m.

UV: Abby Grace, 0; Amanda Off, 7 1-2-15; Maggie Avolio, 0; Lindsay Avolio, 1 0-0-2; Charlee Weidman, 5 3-5-13; Jordan Anderson, 3 4-6-10; Lorence, 0; Fairchild, 0; Fowler, 0. Totals: 15 8-13-40.

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