Caitlyn Knapp scored five of her 12 points in overtime as No. 4 Susquehanna Valley defeated No. 5 Seton Catholic Central in a Section 4 Class B girls basketball quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Shayna Lee went 2-for-4 from the free throw line in the final minute of the extra session to put SV up by three, but the Sabers did not clinch the victory until Christy O’Neil’s 3-pointer was off the mark in the closing seconds.
Maddie Blackman scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Hannah Haskell added 10 points for SV (12-7), which will face top seed Oneonta on Saturday.
“We got a big boost from Hannah and Paige (Finch), who were on the JV team until two days ago,” SV coach Chad Freije said. “They gave us some high energy off the bench.”
Blackman scored five of her points in the fourth, including a pair of free throws that tied the game.
Lauren Miller scored a game-high 18 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in overtime for Seton CC (9-8).
No. 2 Norwich 58, No. 7 Dryden 29: At Norwich, Jenny Borfitz scored 18 points as the Purple Tornado cruised. Borfitz scored all 18 of her points in the second and third quarters and Norwich (12-6) utilized a 2-3 zone defense to hold the visitors to under 10 points in every quarter. It hosts a semifinal game against third seeded Waverly at 7 p.m. Saturday.
No. 3 Waverly 55, No. 6 Chenango Valley 50: At Waverly, Reylyn Schwartzhoff scored 20 to lead the Wolverines into the semifinals. Hannah Elliott scored 20 points to lead Chenango Valley.
No. 2 Union-Endicott 56, No. 3 Binghamton 45: At U-E, Nicole Kaczmarczyk tallied 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as U-E edged advanced to the Section 4 final. Alexis Eastman added 12 points and 13 rebounds for U-E (10-9), which will play top seeded Horseheads for the championship at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27th at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Mone Vaughn had 16 points and Hannah Spencer added 13 for the Patriots.
No. 3 Harpursville 69, No. 14 Unatego 48: At Harpursville, Miranda Drummond scored a career-high 41 points to lead Harpursville in first round.
Harpursville (19-0) is ranked first in the state in Class C according to the New York Sportswriters association. It hosts Newfield in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Saturday.
No. 5 Bainbridge-Guilford 34, No. 12 Greene 19: At B-G, Taylor Palmatier scored 9 points and Rebecca Reyes added 8 to help the fifth seeded Bobcats (13-5) advance to the Class C quarterfinals. They will travel to fourth seeded Elmira Notre Dame on Saturday.
Katie Carey had 8 points for the Trojans.
Southern Cayuga 57, Laurens 36: At Southern Cayuga, Emily Kopp scored 12 points and Adrianne Torea added 10 as the Chiefs held off the Leopards in a Class D first round game.
“We were able to get up and down the floor on them, particularly in the first half, and they were having trouble with the speed,” Southern Cayuga coach Ed Heslop said. “We were able to dictate pace with them, whether we were speeding things up or slowing them down.”
Courtney Sherry led all scorers with 13 points for Laurens (10-9).
Southern Cayuga (17-2) will host either Afton or Roxbury in a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 7 p.m.