(Clifton Park, NY)
Shenendehowa seized a down to the wire victory over Averill Park 54-50 in a tough as nails (518) hoop tilt.
The Plainsmen held a modest 1-point edge at the start of the fourth quarter. With the game tied at 50 and less than a minute remaining Shenenedehowa's Simone Walker stole an inbound pass, rushed up the court, and connected with a cutting Rylee Carpenter for the go ahead basket.
The game featured fourteen different lead changes between these two talented squads.
Shenendehowa held a modest 1-point edge at the start of the second quarter. However, Averill Park took a 25-20 lead with two minutes remaining in the half. Meghan Huerter of Shen followed with a personal 7-0 run to give the Plainsmen a lead.
The contest was a toss up as the teams went to the first half stoppage with Shenendehowa out in front. Kaitlyn Watrobski nailed a buzzer beating three pointer at the half.
Shenendehowa held the lead at every quarter buzzer by margins of 1, 3, 1, & 4.
The Plainsmen had a trio of players players in double figure scoring. Meghan Huerter paced the Plainsmen with 13 points. Rylee Carpenter poured in 12 points. Kaitlyn Watrobski dropped 11 points. Bella Stuart sank 6 points.
Michelina Lombardi led the Warriors with 14 points. Amelia Wood racked up 10 points. Anna Jankovic finished with 9 points. Kelsey Wood had 9 points. Allison Lapinski popped in 8 points.
The Warriors shot outstanding from the free throw line as they made 76.5%, 13 of 17.
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By Ed Bemiss