Tornado Girls Continue Winning Ways With Victory Over Black Knights
Published: December 20th, 2021
By: Robert Jeffrey

WINDSOR- After overcoming a slow offensive start on offense in the first half against the Windsor Black Knights- the Purple Tornado varsity girls’ basketball team outpaced their total first half point totals by scoring 26 points solely in the third period of play, as NHS went onto win 63-25 on Saturday afternoon.

The NHS ladies led 24-14 at the half over Windsor in the uncharacteristically low first half point totals. Purple Tornado senior Emily Evans led Norwich in first-half scoring with eight points. Coming out from the halftime break- it was Margaret Dougher and MacKenzie Hess’ turn to do some damage in the scoring column. Dougher and Hess combined for 19 of Norwich’s 26 third quarter points with Dougher scoring 12 and Hess adding in seven.

While the Norwich offense finally found their standard footing, it was their stifling defense that prevented the Black Knights from ever scoring double-digits in a single period in the contest.

Norwich’s sharpshooting from beyond the arc continued- after sinking 10 threes against Chenango Forks in their season opener, the Purple Tornado knocked down eight trifectas. Norwich’s Maddy Morris and MacKenzie Hess each drained two, while Devin Flanagan, Margaret Dougher, Olivia Schiraldi, and Julie Turner cashed in one apiece.

Dougher led the way for Norwich with 17 points in the victory. Emily Evans and MacKenzie Hess pitched in 13 and 11 points respectively.

Windsor’s Autumn Helstein led the Black Knights with 12 points and Anna Finn scored eight points to supplement the offense.

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Norwich is back in action for the first of two more home games before the Christmas holiday when they host the Elmira Express on Tuesday December 21st with tip-off slated for 6:30pm.

Score by Quarters

Norwich: 11 13 26 13 – 63

Windsor: 8 6 5 6 - 25

Norwich (2-0): Maddy Morris 8, Olivia Schiraldi 5, Emily Evans 14, Devin Flanagan 3, Margaret Dougher 17, Julie Turner 3, Cameron VanHouten 0, MacKenzie Hess 11, Julia Llewellyn 2. 19 FG, 17-24 FT – 63

Windsor: A.Finn 8, A. Beattie 2, C. Beattie 1, P. Smith 2, A. Helstein 12. 8 FG 9-17 FT- 25

3-point goals: Norwich 8 (Morris 2, Hess 2, Schiraldi, Flanagan, Dougher, Turner); Windsor 0