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CORTLAND – With 10.9 seconds remaining, the always large and electric fans of the Lady Bobcats roared to a standing ovation as they knew the Bainbridge-Guilford squad secured their first Section IV Championship since the ‘98-’99 season with a final over the Watkins Glen Senecas, 59-48.
In a situation that they have been in the last four years, the Bobcats entered the game knowing this year was going to be different as they were facing the defending Class C state champs.
Talking with B-G’s head coach Bob Conway before the game he said, “We have been struggling the last four weeks and haven’t been playing up to our potential. I think today, you’ll see a different team.”
The Senecas quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead after Ryanna LaMoreaux scored the rim on the first possession of the game and followed it up with a three.
But like they have done most of the season, Bainbridge-Guilford answered with a three of their own. The first came from the hand of Jill Cannistra, two feet outside the three-point arc.
One trip up the floor later, Abi Selfridge got the bucket and the trip to the foul line. Making the free-throw and just like that, the game was tied again.