Norwich cruises to 32-point victory

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 59, Johnson City 27

NORWICH – Norwich overcame a relatively poor shooting night from the field with an abundance of defense and hustle to win for the sixth time in seven games this season.

Hannah Runyon had 16 points and Bryn Loomis 15 for the Tornado, who expanded a 12-point halftime lead to 23 after three periods over the winless Wildcats. The second half was highlighted by a 10-0 NHS run as Runyon had eight of her points in the game’s third verse, while Loomis, playing with much of the Tornado’s second unit, had nine points in Norwich’s 20-point fourth quarter.

Norwich’s junior varsity team also improved to 6-1 on the season winning 55-30. Sydney Chafee led the Tornado juniors with 12 points. Kristi Orioli and Taylor Cook netted 10 apiece.

JC: Gina Edwards, 1 2-4-5; Alexis Chilson, 2 0-0-6; Alyssa Edwards, 4 0-3-8; Chris Carpenteri, 0 0-0-0; Chelsea Kuzel, 3 1-3-8; Kaila Chapman, 0; Liv Matuszak, 0; Kara Sisentstein, 0. Totals: 10 3-10-27.

Norwich: Miranda Costin, 2 0-2-4; Brooke Bonney, 1 0-0-2; Cassie Sutton, 2 1-2-5; Devon Palen, 3 1-2-8; Molly DeMellier, 3 0-0-6; Bryn Loomis, 7 1-2-15; Hailey Dietrich, 1 1-2-3; Sophie Stewart, 0 0-0-0; Hannah Runyon, 7 2-4-16. Totals: 26 6-14-59.

J.C. 4 9 3 11–27

NHS 12 13 14 20–59

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (N) Palen, (JC) Chilson 2, G. Edwards, Kuzel. JV: Norwich won 55-30. Officials: Berg, Cavanaugh.

Walton 42, Greene 33

WALTON – Walton,clinging to a 33-31 lead over Greene with three minutes left, finished the game on a 9-2 run to defeat the upstart Trojans.

Molly McGuire helped seal the victory making 4-for-4 from the foul line during the final minutes. “We had them on the run, and I thought we would get them,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We had an opportunity to cut it to one, missed it, then they made two free throws. We just couldn’t get back into it.”

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