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Warriors drop thriller to Corcoran

All game long - before and after Bohannon's injury - the Warriors and Cougars set a torrid pace, leaving each side's defense ineffective.

Misener's 10 first-quarter points pushed Liverpool ahead 19-17,and Connor Rogers took over in the second period, getting 13 of this 17 points in that frame. All through the half, though, the Warriors had trouble keeping Corcoran from dominating on the boards and scoring baskets off second and third shots.

In the third quarter, the Cougars led by as much as nine, 52-43, but again Liverpool rallied, setting up all the events of the homestretch.

Green finished with 21 points, just ahead of Misener, who had 17 points. Rogers had 17 points and Ian Hamm added 13 points. Brown led both sides with 26 points, while Stroman got 17 points and forward Algeron Torrence earned 16 points.

At the same time, Liverpool's girls team could not keep Corcoran, unbeaten and ho. 3 in the state AA rankings, from improving to 14-0 as it beat the Cougars 58-43.

The first half proved decisive. In the face of Corcoran's intense defensive pressure, Liverpool could only manage a handful of baskets, falling behind 33-16.

Faring better in the second half, the Warriors outscored the Cougars, yet could not get any single player hot. Its leading scorer, Ally Zywicki, had just nine points, with Nicole Ciricillo and Lyteshia Price each adding six points.

Meanwhile, the Cougars saw Zephrah Pam step up for 19 points and Carrie Blunt earn 16 points.

Both Liverpool teams play Rome Free Academy on Tuesday, and the girls Warriors move on to play in Central Square's Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on Feb. 5 and 6.

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