Sun Sports Contributor
SHERBURNE – While neither Chenango County team had a shot at the championship, the game between the Marauders and Storm was important for bragging rights in the county. Each team jockeyed for position in the opening quarter as both teams appeared evenly matched offensively as the score after the first stanza stood at 12-8 in favor of the UV Storm. The S-E offense slightly recovered, outscoring their opponents by one point in the second period of play as both teams headed to the locker room at the end of the first half in a near standstill with UV taking an early lead at 22-19.
However, the second half faired much different for the home town team. Coming out of the locker room the Storm continued their consistent scoring on the night as Dante Dye put the Storm out in front by double-digits for the first time in the game as he scored seven of his nine points in the period. Meanwhile, Gabe Irwin provided the only means of offense for the Marauders scoring all five points for S-E in the third period.
With the 35-24 game still within reach entering the final period for the Marauders, they needed another offensive weapon to take center stage. With the UV defense containing S-E’s Gabe Irwin, the Storm went back to work on the attack. Caleb Parker and Levi Rifanberg combined for 11 points in the fourth quarter for UV as their dynamic offensive effort went to work as they continued to halt the Marauder offense. Unable to produce answers for their lack of offense, S-E eventually fell by a final score of 51-35 to their cross-county rival.