Girls' Basketball: Norwich Defeats S-E; UV Finishes Fourth In S-E Tournament
Published: December 11th, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

Girls' Basketball: Norwich defeats S-E; UV finishes fourth in S-E tournament 1) The Norwich Purple Tornado girls basketball team wins the Sherburne-Earlville tip-off tournament with a 53-52 win in the championship game against S-E. (Photo by Morgan Golliver) 2) Congratulations to the Sherburne-Earlville girls tip-off tournament all-team: S-E’s Alex Grzymkowski, Hannah Todd-Rogers, Norwich’s Josey Ryan (MVP), and Emma Urgo. Not pictured: Adrienne Hodge (UV) and Gabrielle Seamon (RS). (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

SHERBURNE —The Sherburne-Earlville Lady Marauders hosted their annual tip-off tournament featuring local Unadilla Valley, neighboring Norwich, and Class D's Richfield Springs/Owen D. Young.

Both the Norwich Jv and Varsity teams defeated S-E in the tournament's championship game while S-E took second and Unadilla Valley came in fourth place over the weekend.

The Norwich Purple Tornado opened the tournament with a 20-point 61-41 victory over Tri-Valley's Richfield Springs/ODY. Emma Urgo (23) and Josey Ryan (20) both excelled the boards while Brynley Ryan had 12 points in the high scoring affair. Next, S-E faced the Unadilla Valley Storm in a Section III vs Section IV match-up, where the Marauders came away with the 46-32 victory. S-E's efforts were led by Hannah Todd-Rogers (13 points) and Alex Grzymkowski with 12 points. UV's Adrienne Hodge led all scorers with 14 points in the loss.

Based on Friday's outstanding performances, the crowd knew Saturday's games would only boost the intensity. UV faced the Richfield Springs/ODY Eagles in the consolation game, falling in the final minutes 36-33. The Eagles forced UV to turn the ball over in the last 30 seconds and then capped the victory off with two made free-throws. Hodge led the Storm with 10 points with Natalie Crandall behind her with eight points in the loss. Hodge also received all-team recognition following the end of the championship game.

After a wild finish in the consolation game, things only got wilder between the two neighboring schools with Norwich and S-E battling it out. S-E's four-game win streak ended and the Marauders were handed their first loss of the season as Norwich held on in the final seconds to win 53-52. While Norwich struggled at the free-throw line, their offense and defense were able to strive to victory. Brynley Ryan's five points in the final scoring plays for Norwich helped seal the tight win. Alex Grzymkowski missed the game-winning three-pointer as the game expired.

Josey Ryan, who was named the tournament MVP, finished with 19 points while Emma Urgo, named to the all-tournament team, had 13 points as Brynley Ryan and Bella Dilorio tied with eight points. Grzymkowski led the Marauders with 16 points as teammate Chesnee Miller had 14 points and Hannah Todd-Rogers with 13 points in the close loss. Grzymkowski and Todd-Rogers also received all-tournament honors.

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Great job to all local teams.

Friday's games:

Norwich vs RS/ODY

Scores by Qtr:

NO 16 11 17 17–61

RS 16 7 8 10–41

NO: Emma Urgo 23, Josey Ryan 20, Brynley Ryan 12, Kerragan Reid 5, Julie Turner 1.


Three-pointers: NO 7 (J Ryan 4, B Ryan 2, Reid).


Scores by Qtr:

SE 7 17 8 14–46

UV 14 4 0 14–32

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SE: Hannah Todd-Rogers 13, Alex Grzymkowski 12, Alyse Brown 9, Abby Shaver 6, Chesnee Miller 4, Kendall Hill 2.

UV: Adrienne Hodge 14, Jaiden Schrag 6, Natalie Crandall 6, Emmalyn Montgomery 3, Myriah Taylor 2.

Three-pointers: SE 3 (Grzymkowski 2, Brown); UV 2 (Hodge)

Saturday's Games:


Scores by Qtr:

UV 12 4 4 13–33

RS 10 3 12 11–36

UV: Adrienne Hodge 10, Natalie Crandall 8, Myriah Taylor 6, Jaiden Schrag 4, Kora Johnson 3, Emmalyn Montgomery 2.

RS: Gabrielle Seamon 12, Sophia Spencer 7, Anna Hawkes 5, Isabelle Seamon 4, Emma White 4, Abby Diotte 2.

Three-pointers: UV 0 ; RS 5 (G Seamon 2, Spencer 2, Hawkes).


Scores by Qtr:

NO 11 9 24 9–53

SE 14 6 12 20–52

NO: Josey Ryan 19, Emma Urgo 13, Brynley Ryan 8, Bella Dilorio 8, Kerragan Reid 3, Julie Turner 2.

SE: Alex Grzymkowski 16, Chesnee Miller 14, Hannah Todd-Rogers 13,Alyse Brown 4, Kendall Hill 3, Abby Shaver 2.

Three-pointers: NO 7 (B Ryan 2, J Ryan 2, Dilorio 2, Reid); SE 6 (Grzymkowski 4, Miller 2)