BAINBRIDGE – Last season’s sectional run for the Bobcats of Bainbridge-Guilford ended in the finals at Tompkins-Cortland Community College to the Watkins Glen Senecas with a heartbreaking loss, 37-35.
Following the win, the Senecas went on two win the New York State Class C Championship.
Almost one year later, the two teams will meet in almost the same setting with the same stakes on the line: A Section IV Class C Championship and a season to continue.
While Watkins Glen is looking to defend both their sectional and state titles, Bainbridge-Guilford is hoping to avenge their loss to the Senecas a year ago.
The Bobcats will more than likely be facing the Watkins Glen man-to-man defense in the front court with a full court press. The press by the Senecas will be to force Bainbridge-Guilford into committing silly turnovers, something in the games that I have watched doesn’t happen very often.
For the most part, the Bobcats take care of the ball and can handle the pressure well. With their three guards – Jill Cannistra, Kori Thornton and Erica Selfridge – that can handle the ball well, Bainbridge-Guilford can get the ball across half court with their forwards flashing to the ball.
The key is they will need to not panic.