Greene 44, Unadilla Valley 31
NEW BERLIN – Greene used two big runs in the second and fourth quarters to establish command of its game with Unadilla Valley, and the Trojans advanced their winning streak to four games Tuesday.
Kaitlin Gorton hit four three-pointers in the game, and Rachel Turner scored nine points lifting the Trojans to 10 wins on the season. “We had a nice mixture of inside and outside scoring, and it was probably our best team effort of the season,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton.
Trailing UV 10-7 early in the second quarter, Gorton’s three-pointer tied the game to kickstart a 9-0 run that turned into a 14-2 salvo. Andrea Day, Emily Conroe, and Jessica Brooks contributed points, and Gorton finished the spurt the same way she started it – with a long three ball.
Unadilla Valley trimmed a 24-14 halftime deficit down to 30-27 late in the third quarter. Jordan Anderson had three baskets, and an Anderson feed to Lindsay Avolio for a layup with 1:02 left in the quarter made it a three-point game.
Day’s running left-handed basket in the painted area late in the third stemmed the host club’s momentum, and eight straight points to begin the fourth raised the advantage to 13 points.
“They changed some things up on us in the third quarter, and we wanted to attack the press, but we didn’t attack it smartly,” Gorton said. “But it seemed that whenever they had some momentum, we were able to get the big basket.”
Anderson and Amanda Off scored 10 points apiece for UV.
Greene: Rachel Turner, 4 1-2-9; Andrea Day, 1 2-2-4; Emily Conroe, 1 0-0-2; Jessica Brooks, 1 5-8-7; Kaitlin Gorton, 5 4-4-18; Rebecca Smith, 1 2-4-4; Natalie Greene, 0; Alisha Montelione, 0; Shannon Gregory, 0. Totals: 13 14-20-44.
UV: Abby Grace, 0 0-0-0; Amanda Off, 5 0-0-10; Maggie Avolio, 0 0-0-0; Lindsay Avolio, 1 0-0-2; Taylor Davis, 1 1-2-3; Charlee Weidman, 2 0-0-4; Jordan Anderson, 5 0-4-10; Carly Lorence, 0 0-1-0; Brittany Fairchild, 0 0-0-0; Mikayla Fowler, 1 0-1-2. Totals: 15 1-8-31.
Gr. 7 17 8 12–44
UV 8 6 13 4–31
Fouled out: (UV) L. Avolio. Three-point goals: (G) Gorton 4, JV: UV won. Officials: Calhoun, Corey.
Norwich 56, Johnson City 37
JOHNSON CITY – Despite having several players feeling under the weather, Norwich was able to pull away from Johnson City over the final three quarters to improve to 14-2 on the season.