Oxford falls in close one to Franklin
BINGHAMTON – The Lady Purple Tornado went on a 35-4 run in the first quarter on the way to a 86-16 victory in the season opener on the road against Chenango Valley on Thursday.
Senior Halea Eaton of the Tornado posted a game-high 19 points, 11 coming in the opening stanza. Eaton was a sharp shooter for the visiting team, knocking down four 3-pointers throughout the game in the 70 point rout.
The Purple Tornado starters contributed all but nine points in the first eight minutes of play. Emerson Burton and Margaret Dougher were the first two players off the bench for Norwich and the two quickly contributed the nine points with Dougher scoring five and her senior colleague added four.
With 35 total shots made for the visiting team, all 12 Norwich players who played in the contest scored at least two points. Emily Evans also reached double figures with 10. Abby Flynn and Dougher each kicked in nine for the Lady Tornado while MacKenzie Hess added eight in the win.
Norwich scored 20 points in the second and 22 in the third before closing out the game with nine in the fourth.
Chenango Valley was led by Maddi Trisket’s six points and Emily Godstal’s four.
The Tornado started out the game with their tough, hard-nosed pressure defense but called the press back midway through the first quarter.
Norwich hosts Susquehanna Valley on Monday for the first home game their season. Game time is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
Norwich 86, Chenango Valley 16
NHS 35 20 22 9 – 86
CV 4 1 4 7 – 16