ELMIRA – In what normally is a semi-final or championships match-up for the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Championship, the Norwich Purple Tornado dismantled the Elmira Express on Thursday March 4th 60-48.
Both teams jockeyed for position during the first three quarters of play with the Tornado ultimately creating separation from the Express in the final eight minutes to play. Emily Evans had kept the Purple Tornado offensive machine moving in the right direction for most of the game as Express defenders couldn’t contain her, as Evans scored 18 points through the first three period of play.
In the fourth, Norwich’s Abby Hansen and Sydney Coggins each cashed in on trifectas at the right time for the Tornado offense as Elmira’s usually dynamic offense failed to keep pace with the run and gun Norwich tempo.
With the victory over Elmira the Purple Tornado claimed their sixth win on the year, with their focus set on their final game of the season against the 2019 New York State Class ‘C’ Champion Cambridge Indians.
CAMBRIDGE- The Lady Tornado basketball team was back in action on Saturday March 8th when they traveled to take on the 2019 New York State Class ‘C’ Champion Cambridge Indians for their final game of the 2020-2021 basketball season, with the Indians coming out on top 70-53.