Marauders beat UV in repeat title victory

Evening Sun Report

Girls’ Basketball

S-E Tip-Off Tournament

Sherburne-Earlville 57, Unadilla Valley 48

Hamilton 36, Bainbridge-Guilford 28

Unadilla Valley 54, Hamilton 34

Sherburne-Earlville 67, Bainbridge-Guilford 26

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville pulled away from Unadilla Valley in the last three minutes to repeat as S-E Tip-off Tournament champions Saturday night.

Jordan Van Althuis hit two free throws to raise S-E’s lead to five points, and freshman Savannah Irwin made it a seven-point advantage with a steal and layup at the two-minute mark. Van Althuis had 18 points and six rebounds, Irwin scored 13, and fellow S-E freshman Lily Berg added 11 points.

UV seniors Jordan Anderson and Amanda Off scored 19 points apiece, and the duo accounted for 20 of their team’s 23 points in the second half. The Storm were without key contributor Taylor Davis throughout the second half. Davis was injured in the second quarter and didn’t return.

“I thought we played really well against an experienced team,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “We’ve played each other a lot of times, so we knew what to expect.”

Mikayla Solloway added eight points, seven rebounds, and six assists to the victory, and was also named to the all-tournament team.

In the consolation game, Hamilton held B-G to just four points over the final 11:37 outscoring the Bobcats 18-4 during that stretch to rally for the victory. “We absolutely couldn’t score in the final quarter, and everything else was going in the wrong direction,” said B-G coach Bob Conway.

Morgan Bullis, B-G’s all-tournament pick, led her club with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Sherburne-Earlville advanced to the finals on the strength of its pressure defense forcing 25 B-G turnovers in Friday’s 41-point victory.

Solloway, more often than not, finished at the end of fast breaks scoring 17 of her game-high 24 points before halftime. Berg netted 13, and Van Althuis added five assists. “We’re at our best when we’re pressuring and running the floor,” Mulligan said. “Mikayla and Jordan do a good job of feeding off each other.”

Unadilla Valley held Hamilton to one point in the second quarter to take an 11-point lead into halftime, and outscored the Emerald Knights by 13 in the third stanza to reach the finals. Anderson scored 10 of her 13 points in the third quarter, and Davis scored six points in the quarter finishing with a team-high 19.

Sherburne-Earlville 57, Unadilla Valley 48

UV: Emily Converse, 0; Corrine Izard, 2 1-2-5; Taylor Davis, 1 0-0-3; Olivia Lazarus, ; Jenn Elliott, 0; Amanda Off, 6 6-11-19; Hannah Lazarus, 0; Morgan Weidman, 1 0-0-2; Melinda Dixson, ; Jordan Anderson, 5 8-13-19; Bridget Converse, 0. Totals: 15 15-26-48.

S-E: Mikayla Solloway, 3 2-4-8; Jordan Van Althuis, 6 3-4-18; Savannah Irwin, 4 3-7-13; Katherine Robertson, 1 0-0-2; Kelsie Christian, 0 2-2-2; Lily Berg, 5 1-3-11; Mattie Dowdall, 1 0-0-3. Totals: 20 11-20-57.

UVa 15 10 17 6–48

S-E 14 20 10 13–57

Fouled out: (UV) Izard. Three-point goals: (SE) VanAlthuis, Dowdall, Irwin 2. (UV) Off, Davis, Anderson. JV:  S-E beat UV in championship game. Officials: Davis, Alton.

All-tournament team: S-E: Jordan VanAlthuis (MVP), Mikayla Solloway, UV: Jordan Anderson, Taylro Davis. BG: Morgan Bullis. Hamilton: Lauren Weeks.

Sherburne-Earlville 67, Bainbridge-Guilford 26

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