Tornado defense shuts down Dryden

Girls’ Basketball

Norwich 43, Dryden 19

NORWICH – Norwich will get another crack at Susquehanna Valley.

The Tornado advanced to the Section IV Class B semifinals where they will host the Sabers Tuesday night after shutting down Dryden Saturday evening at Jack Jones Gymnasium.

NHS was at its best defensively, and sophomore Jennifer Borfitz led the offense scoring a career-high 23 points.

“I thought we got back to switching defenses effectively,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “We did that on a night when Bryn (Loomis) didn’t shoot it that well, and we were still able to go on some good runs offensively.”

Norwich held Dryden without a field goal the final 11 minutes and 21 seconds finishing the game on a 21-2 run. Borfitz hit her fourth three ball of the game to end the third quarter, and her fifth trey of the game began the fourth and lifted Norwich to a 34-17 lead.

The NHS sophomore was 5-for-7 from behind the three-point arc including 3-for-3 in the first half. Cassie Sutton added a three ball in the opening half as Norwich steadily pulled away.

“When Jenni shoots like that, Hailey (Dietrich) plays tough inside, and Bryn shoots it well, I think we’ll be a real tough out,” Bennett said. “We have a lot of kids who do a good job of getting the ball to our shooters and chipping in when they have their opportunity.”

Norwich hosts SV at 6 p.m. in a first of two games hosted by the Tornado. The NHS boys will entertain Oneonta at 7:45 p.m.

Dryden: Taylor Hoyt, 3 0-0-6; Kate Holland, 0; Tyra Chaires, 0; AudreyKate Ordway, 1 2-4-4; Katie Hoy, 0; Jenn Bruer, 1 3-6-5; Sabrina Jenner, 0; Erin Daley, 0; Julie Scheftic, 1 2-2-4. Totals: 6 7-12-19.

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