NEW YORK MILLS - Traveling to New York Mills, yesterday, December 21, the S-E girls’ varsity basketball came from behind to win big.
Down most of the game, the Marauder girls had to fight hard to keep themselves in the game. The first quarter ended with the girls down by just one, but the second quarter would see New York Mills play their best basketball. The home team scored 26 on the back on their team’s high scorer Cassidy Albright. Albright had 19 of her 38 total points during the second.
Coming out of the locker room at half time S-E was down 40-28 and knew that they needed to make a change. In the third they decreased New York Mills lead by one point, but the fourth quarter saw them play their best basketball.
S-E stepped it up on defense to hold the home team to only eight points in the fourth quarter, while they shot lights out scoring 25.
The Marauder women were only down by two with 1:33 left to play. It was then that Savannah Irwin hit a three to give S-E the lead. The rest of Irwin’s team mates followed her lead and sunk key baskets to give themselves some much needed breathing room. Lily Berg and Miranda Wright both were instrumental in sealing their victory late as they gave the game its final score of 74-68.
Team statistics: S-E; Morgan Simpson, 2-1-4 5. Miranda Wright, 6-0-2 12. Lexi Elderkin, 6-0-0 16. Kaitlyn Furner, 1-0-0 2. Savannah Irwin, 4-2-4 11. Emily Stanton, 1-0-2 2. Lily Berg, 11-2-4 24. Madison Mullenax, 1-0-0 2. NYM; Abbey Cappenohant, 6-0-0 12. Megan Cist, 3-0-2 7. Cassidy Albright, 12-9-9 38. Shannon Laurier, 1-3-6 5. Makenzie Stevens, 1-0-0 2. Caitlyn Mackey, 2-0-4 4.
Score by quarter:
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
S-E 13 15 24 25 74
NYM 14 26 20 8 68
BAINBRIDGE - Hosting Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, the B-G boys’ varsity basketball team lost a heart-breaker 59-52.
The B-G boys came out of the gate fired up and scored 20 on their opponent early, while holding GMU to just 10. B-G’s high scorer Sean Jones earned four of his 15 total points in the first quarter.
The difference was like day and night in the second quarter for B-G as they couldn’t get any shots to fall, only recording two field goals and two free throws for just eight points. Though still up because of their first quarter run, B-G seemed to be in trouble.
GMU began to step up their play coming out of the locker room in the second half, scoring 19 in the third while holding the host team to just 11. B-G was now playing from behind as they were down 41-39 going into the final eight minutes. GMU’s defense proved to be too much for B-G as they held on for the win 59-52 in the final minutes.
Team statistics: GMU; Hunter Lickwood, 3-3-5 11. Andrew Baker, 2-0-0 6. Matt Delaney, 1-2-2 5. Ethan Butts, 5-0-0 10. Mickenson Clune, 5-0-0 10. Nate O’Hara, 5-6-6 17. B-G; Kyle Rideout, 2-0-0 6. Trevor Halaquist, 3-4-4 12. Zach Ouimet, 3-0-0 6. Sean Jones, 6-1-2 15. Tyler Johnson, 2-1-2 5. Alex De Grot, 2-4-6 8.
Score by quarter:
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
GMU 10 12 19 18 59
B-G 20 8 11 13 52
GREENE - Fighting for a tough game against Deposit, the Greene boys’ varsity basketball got a win yesterday, December 21, 56-45.
Things would go the right way for the Trojans all game yesterday, starting off with a 20-11 first quarter that would give them the lead that would eventually win them the game. Greene’s Luke Day scored eight of Greene’s 20, and his eventual 19, in the first quarter to kick things off.
In the second, Greene was down a bit as it seemed that Deposit had clamped down on defense, keeping Greene to only six points while scoring 10 of their own. Greene’s lead had now shrunk to just five.
Deposit would continue to stop the Trojans and keep Greene’s lead to just five at the end of the third. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter when Greene hit their stride again, scoring 13 on offense and making some key stops on defense to hold Deposit to just eight.
Day and company would finish the quarter strong, only missing one free throw to end the game for their team and give the game its final score, 56-45...