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Warsaw Girls Grab Nunda Title Tilt in O.T.

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Warsaw 48 Keshequa 46 ( O.T. )

In a championship game that flipped & flopped back & forth between a pair of orange & black combatants…the Lady Tigers would emerge victorious over the host team in the Pete DiAngelo Tournament in Nunda on Wednesday (Dec. 30) night by a 48-46 score in overtime ! Each team would have the lead for a time during the course of the contest, but the bottom line is “who’s ahead” when the final horn sounds!

The Tigers clawed their way into the lead in the first period with a mere 3-point advantage 15-12. Meanwhile the Indians turned up the heat on the defensive end & allowed Warsaw only 4 points in the next 8 minutes allowing coach Pete Piraino’s club to grab the lead at the half 22-19. The teams traded baskets most of the 3rd as the Tigers would creep closer as the visitors trimmed it to 2 heading into the final period of play 27-25. Warsaw hung around long enough to have a chance to tie or win…& as it turned out, they would eventually do both. By outscoring Keshequa 12-10 in the last 8 minutes, the respective clubs would head into an extra period. The additional 4 minutes would tip the Tigers way as they outscored the Indians 11-9 to win the tournament title by a final score of 48-46.

Warsaw (5-4) was led by Abbey Monahan’s 15 points & 7 boards….Morgan Hoffman scored 10 & grabbed a half-dozen rebounds…Tammi Rutherford & Janelle Scott scored 6 each…Stella Glosser netted 5…Cherie Glosser had 4…& Abbie Royce 2. The TIgers host Oakfiled-Alabama on Monday night (Jan. 4). For Keshequa (6-4) Cameryn Bugman led the way with 12 points & 3 boards…Madison Ewing scored 11 with 6 rebounds & a couple of assists…Lacey Hillier had double-digits with 10 points & 3 rebounds…Payton Powers finished with 6 points, 7 steals & 7 rebounds….McKenzy Bennett had 4…Kathryn Gelser 3 with a pair of boards…Hayley Smith had 2 rebounds, an assist & a steal….& Amber Wood had a pair of rebounds & a blocked shot in the setback. The road doesn’t get any easier for the Indians as they’ll visit Bath on Wednesday (Jan. 6) night in a cross-over contest.

The all-tournament team included…Ivy Philip (Campbell-Savona), Emily Reynolds (Elba), Cameryn Bugman, & Lacey Hillier from Keshequa…& Warsaw’s Ashton Babbitt, Abbey Monahan, & Tammi Rutherford.