Norwich advances to STAC title game

NORWICH - The last time Norwich won a STAC basketball championship, it went on to capture a New York State title.

The Tornado are in position to end a 19-year drought between league championships after cruising past Elmira Wednesday evening, 69-52.

Four NHS players scored in double figures led by sophomore sixth man Zanny Stewart, whose nifty array of inside shots, spot-up jumpers, and an in-your-face three ball led him to a season-high 17 points. Kyle Edwards and Mike Sutton had a dozen points apiece, and sophomore Mike Oralls added 10.

Norwich will play Maine-Endwell in the league title game Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Binghamton Event Center. The Spartans dealt a short-handed NHS lineup its first loss of the season in December in the Stop-DWI Tournament.

“We talked about the last time we won a STAC title,” said Norwich coach Tom Collier. “Our ultimate goal is to win a sectional championship, but (to win the league) title would be gravy on our season.”

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