Bobcats advance to MAC title game

Girls’ Basketball

Bainbridge-Guilford 47, Unatego 30

BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford shrugged off an erratic first half of shooting to blaze into the Midstate Athletic Conference finals next weekend against Delhi.

The Bobcats hit just 5 of 33 shot attempts in the first half and were locked in a 15-15 tie with the Spartans. “It seemed like we were just too wound up, and we did talk at halftime about getting our composure and settling down,” said B-G coach Bob Conway.

Sophomore Becca Reyes allowed the Bobcats to settle in quickly. Reyes hit a three on the opening possession of the first half, stole the ensuing inbounds pass for another layup, and had a steal and another layup for seven straight points. Later in the quarter, senior Morgan Bullis took charge with seven points including a three-point play in a 22-4 dominant stanza.

Bullis finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds in the victory, and Reyes added nine points.

Unatego: Cassidy Frazier, 0; Allyson Butler, 0; Beth Carey, 0; Bailey Faulkner, 1 0-4-2; Megan Faulkner, 3 1-2-7 ; Samantha Pikaard, 3 0-0-7; Emily Slawson, 2 0-0-4; Cassidy Newman, 2 0-0-4; Hezel Haehnel, 3 0-0-6; Korrin Barber, 0; Mariah Sullivan, 0. Totals: 14 1-6-30.

B-G: Shayla Baldwin, 0; Megan Ferrara, 1 0-0-2; Abigail Selfridge, 2 1-2-5; Marissa Thornton, 0 ; Morgan Bullis, 7 3-7-17; Cadi Barber, 0; Casey Davis, 0 ; Darcy McElligott, 0; Rebecca Reyes, 4 0-0-9; B. Spake, 0; Megan Palmatier, 3 0-1-6; Taylor Palmatier, 4 0-0-8. Totals: 21 4-10-47.

Unat. 8 7 4 11–30

B-G 10 5 22 10–47

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (BG) Reyes, (U) Pikaard. JV: B-G won 29-19. Officials: Ehrie, Ewing.

Norwich 57, Oneonta 36

ONEONTA – Norwich jumped on Oneonta early building a 16-point halftime lead en route to its first win over the Yellowjackets since January, 2007.

Shelby Benjamin scored 17 points to lead three Tornado players in double figures scoring. Sophomore Makenzie Maynard bucketed 14, and Savannah Williams chipped in with 10.

“Oneonta defends well and has held teams with good talent to 45-50 points,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “We went on another good run in the third quarter and pushed the lead up to 26 points.”

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