Baylee Burghardt hit three 3-pointers in the second half as the Vestal girls basketball team pulled away from Union-Endicott on Wednesday in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference Metro Division game.
Burghardt led the Golden Bears with 14 points while Jen Shelp added 13. Vestal trailed 23-17 at the half before it outscored the hosts 15-5 in the third quarter with its fullcourt man-to-man pressure, forcing multiple U-E turnovers. Vestal (10-1) is ranked 10th in Class A according to New York State Sportswriters Association.
Nicole Kaczmarczyk scored 16 points and Alexis Eastman added 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for U-E (6-6).
Binghamton 54, Elmira 43: At Elmira, Hannah Spencer tallied a season-high 20 points and added five assists for the Patriots (5-8). Spencer went 14 of 19 from the foul line and Binghamton utilized a combination man-to-man and 2-3 zone defense and held the visitors to 10 first-half points.
Abbie Topping led Elmira with 19 points.
Susquehanna Valley 57, Johnson City 36: At JC, Shayna Lee hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Sabers cruised to a Central Division victory. Lee finished with four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 19 points while Caitlyn Knapp added 12 points.
Chris Carpentieri scored 11 points for Johnson City (4-7).
Maine-Endwell 51, Corning 35: At Corning, Martine Bosch scored 13 points, Victoria Dean added 12 and the Spartans (11-1), ranked 12th in Class A, went 12-28 from the foul line.
Olivia LeBaron and Lauren Fie each scored 12 points for Corning (4-7).
Chenango Valley 64, Windsor 19: At Chenango Valley, Hannah Elliott scored 18 points as the Warriors jumped to an early lead.
Elliott registered eight of her points in the second quarter, when CV outscored Windsor, 22-2.
Ashleigh Weir scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Warriors (9-4), who host Norwich on Friday.
Emily Sisson and Liz Wickizer scored six points apiece to lead the Black Knights (0-9).
Vestal 71, Horseheads 6: At Vestal, Golden Bear freshman Derek Osman took down Horseheads’ Alex Kellar in the final 20 seconds to record a 5-4 victory at 113 pounds. Vestal (16-2) is seeded fourth in this weekend’s Section 4 Dual Meet Tournament. They received a first-round bye and await the winner of the Tioga/Deposit-Hancock match on Saturday morning.