F-M, J-D girls both beaten by Oswego

As it turned out, J-D, like F-M, could do little against Oswego, as the title game was settled 59-23 in the Bucs' favor.

It was 25-4 after one period, and the rest proved to be anticlimactic as Reed (the tournament MVP, Lauren Hunt and Brooke Reifinger each had 11 points. Kramer (seven points) was J-D's top scorer.

F-M would snag third place by dominating Oneida 50-18 in the consolation game. By herself, Lee, with 20 points, outscored the entire Indians' roster as Trapani contributed 13 points.

For the Hornets, coming off last year's 12-9 campaign and a Class AA quarterfinal exit at the hands of CBA, the new season brought a chance at improving that mark.

And F-M started on the right note, taking on Maine-Endwell (Section IV) at home last Tuesday night and earning a 54-51 victory.

Charging out of the gate, the Hornets produced a 19-10 first-quarter lead, then spent the rest of the night fending off all of Maine-Endwell's charges at them.

Lee, with 19 points, set a strong pace, but got plenty of help along the way from her fellow Hornet veterans. Katie Sager had 11 points, while Trapani earned 10 points and Morgan Axenfeld got nine points.

As this was going on, J-D was improving to 2-0 on its home court in a decisive manner, ripping past Fulton by a score of 68-40.

In a furious first half, the Red Rams ran past the Red Raiders and lit up board, especially in a 25-point second quarter which produced a 41-16 edge by the time they reached the break.

Gratien got 17 points, 11 of them from successful free throws. Theresa Hernandez had 10 points as Kramer (nine points), Nicole Ortega (eight points), Molly Maroney (seven points) and Chayla Love (six points) made solid contributions, too.

J-D took a 3-1 record to East Syracuse-Minoa Tuesday night before a Thursday trip to West Genesee and a Saturday game at Pittsford-Sutherland as part of the Syracuse/Rochester Challenge. F-M (2-1) plays just once this week, hosting Auburn.

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