Ludden basketball falls to Bishop Kearney

State no. 2-ranked Kings with Rosemary Corcoran Tournament

— Obokoh, despite fouling out late, had 16 points and nine rebounds, earning tournament MVP honors, with English and Redell Freeman both gaining 13 points. SAS beat Onondaga 60-34 in the consolation game.

Just before the tournament, Bishop Ludden’s girls team pushed hard against Class AA power Fayetteville-Manlius before taking a 59-48 loss to the Hornets.

All through the early stages, the Gaelic Knights kept it close, rallying from a 24-20 halftime deficit to seize a 38-36 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Ultimately, though, Ludden paid for the lack of bench production. F-M moved in front in the fourth quarter behind the work of reserves Erica Assimon (10 points) and Madison Beck (six points), something the Gaelic Knights could not counter.

In defeat, Lauren Roy led both sides with 17 points. Kayla Kibling got all of her nine points from a trio of 3-pointers, while Natalie Barletta managed eight points. Kelly Granteed and Nicole Granteed got seven points apiece. Charlotte Beers led F-M with 16 points.

But Ludden bounced back in a big way in Thursday's opening round of the Watkins Glen Tournament, knocking off OHSL Liberty division rival Jordan-Elbridge 58-55.

It appeared that the Eagles were gaining control when it outscored the Gaelic Knights 19-11 in the second quarter and seized a 28-23 lead. But Kibling's hot 3-point shooting pushed Ludden back ahead in the third period, and it held on at the end.

Overall, Kibling had 28 points, with six 3-pointers, with Roy (eight points), Barletta (seven points) and both Granteed sisters (six points each) offering ample support.

J-E had Molly Hourigan and Grace Dungey each post 14 points, while Ashley Foote picked up 11 points. Alexis Rouse gained eight points and Kelsey Sorderberg contributed six points.

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