NHS swimmers edged in final event; Greene girls rebound

Boys’ Swimming

Holland Patent 91, Norwich 89

NORWICH – For the second straight time, Norwich’s victory hopes were pinned on a win in the final event.

Unlike last Friday against Windsor when they picked up the victory in the 400-meter free relay, the Tornado were upended by Section III Holland Patent, and fell two points shy of a tenth win this season.

“It was a great meet all the way down through,” said Norwich coach Kevin Diefenbacher. “You can go back over the lineup and say you wish you changed this or that, but you just have to set it up at the beginning, and let it run.”

Despite winning just five out of 12 events, Norwich pulled even after the 100-yard breaststroke at 83-83 with Nick Mooney leading a one-two finish. One event earlier, the Tornado’s Killian Benedict kept his team alive capturing the 100-yard backstroke.

“I really can’t be disappointed, we had 11 personal-best swims tonight,” Diefenbacher said. “They just had faster guys left at the end.”

Greg Todd (200-yard freestyle) and Dakota Armondi (diving) added victories for Norwich (9-4) who remain idle until the Section IV Class B meet Feb. 18 at Owego.


200 medley relay: (N), 1:56.31, Curtis Woodard, Nick Mooney, Scott Cihocki, Grant Horton. 200 free: (N) Gregory Todd, 2:00.54. 200 IM: (H) Barrett Celecki, 2:17.28. 50 free: (H) Kyle Freeman, 23.98. Diving: (N) Dakota Armondi, 159.05. 100 fly: H) Kyle Freeman, 59.53. 100 free: (H) Jack Redman, 54.88. 500 free: (H) Celecki, 5:29.64. 200 free relay: (H), 1:41.46. 100 back: (N) KIllian Benedict, 1:08.73. 100 breaststroke: (N) N. Mooney, 1:12.28. 400 free relay: (H), 3:38.76.

Girls’ Basketball

Greene 64, Delhi 34

GREENE – Greene stopped a three-game skid with its best offensive game of the season Tuesday.

The Trojans had more assists than turnovers for the first time this season, and also pulled down 18 offensive rebounds. “When we weren’t getting points from great passing, the points came from great hustle,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We shot it very well tonight, and we did that because we made the extra pass and found the open girl.”

Kaitlin Gorton led Greene with 20 points, Rebecca Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds – eight boards off the offensive glass – and Jessica Brooks netted 10.

Greene (6-8) plays at Oxford Friday.

Delhi: Amber Brown, 3 1-2-7, Marisa Chytalo, 8 3-5-19, Emily Saleman, 1 0-2-2, Jackie Newkerk, 2 0-0-4 , Karissa Payne, 1 0-0-2, Emma Berry, 0, Joelle Favret, 0, Deonna Scarimbolo, 0. Totals: 15 4-9-34.

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