County Basketball On A Roll

By: Jim Testani

Basketball

Norwich

NORWICH - Hosting Proctor high school, the Norwich girls varsity basketball team got another win on Thursday, December 17. The Purple Tornado would win 51-44.

Coming out of the gates Norwich seemed a little slow. The Norwich girls only scored three points in the opening eight minutes to Proctor’s 11 and fell into a hole that they needed to dig themselves out of. In the second quarter they did this on the shoulders of Kassidy Seary and Meghan Komendarek. Both girls five points in Norwich’s 13 point quarter.

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The second half is where Norwich began to pick up some momentum. After starting the half tied at 16 each, Norwich went on to score another 13 in the third and held Proctor to 11 to increase their lead to two points going into the final minutes of the game. The Purple Tornado would hold on and stave off a Proctor comeback for the win.

Team statistics: Proctor; Harmon, 4-3-7 11. Elliott, 8-6-6 23. Davis, 2-0-0 4. Williams, 2-2-4 6. Norwich; Taylor Hansen, 1-0-0 2. Kassidy Seary, 2-2-4 6. Makenzie Maynard, 3-5-5 12. Meghan Komendarek, 9-3-5 21. Bridget Murphy, 2-1-2 6. Shelby Benjamin, 2-0-0 4.

Score by quarter:

Team 1 2 3 4 Total

Proctor 11 5 11 14 44

Norwich 3 13 13 12 51

Sherburne-Earlville

HOLLAND PATENT - The Sherburne-Earlville girls’ varsity basketball team earned another win last night, Thursday, December 17, when they traveled to Holland Patent.

S-E started off with a big first quarter scoring 18 points and holding the home team to only nine. The Marauders rode to thier win on the back of Lily Berg. Berg had six of her 28 points in the first quarter and didn’t slow down.

The S-E girls kept up their high energy and pace all the way through the second quarter, scoring another 18 with a 10 point contribution from Berg. Holland Patent couldn’t be kept down for long as they earned 17 points in the second quarter, their game high.

S-E’s momentum carried them all the way through to the third quarter as they scored another 16 to increase their lead to 13 points. The Marauders finally slowed down in the fourth quarter and were held to 12 and kept Holland Patent at by long enough to earn the victory 64-54.

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Team statistics: S-E; Miranda Wright, 3-0-2 6. Lexi Elderkin 6-1-2 17. Savannah Irwin, 5-0-0 11. Emily Stanton, 1-0-0 2. Lily Berg, 13-2-3 28. Proctor; Madison Brown, 1-0-0 2. Mckenna Willains, 4-3-3 11. Skylar Keelin, 4-2-3 11. Ally Livesey, 5-5-7 15. Shannon Harrison, 5-2-2 13. Joelee Freiermuth, 1-0-0 2.

Score by quarter:

Team 1 2 3 4 Total

S-E 18 18 16 12 64

Proctor 9 17 13 15 54

Unadilla Valley

NEW BERLIN - Hosting Delhi on Thursday, December 17, the Unadilla Valley boys’ varsity basketball team fell 54-43.

From the start of the game Delhi’s tight defense contested many of UV’s shots and made it difficult to score. The first quarter ended with Delhi up 14-11 and the momentum. The story was much of the same in the second quarter for UV, as Delhi’s defense just made it too difficult to score and kept them at bay.

Now with a small lead, Delhi began to score a little more, going up 24-19 to end the first half. Delhi had a big third quarter to increase their lead even more as UV struggled to keep up. The Storm’s Ryan Postma lead his team in their loss, scoring 14 of his team’s 43 points.

After the final whistle blew in the tight fourth quarter, Delhi had earned their victory 54-43.

Team statistics: Delhi; Justin Simonds, 5-2-4 12. Ben Branigan, 1-0-0 3. Conor Aikens, 1-1-1 3. Max Hulburt, 4-0-0 10. Connor Gioffe, 5-3-5 14. Cody Brewster, 4-1-2 12. UV; Andrew Jackson, 2-2-4 4. Ryan Postma, 5-1-2 14. Ethan Grey, 4-0-0 10. Tyler Simmons, 1-0-0 2. Marcus Gorgson, 1-0-0 2.

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