When Davis hit on a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, Cazenovia trailed 37-32. Then Clabeaux converted a pair of free throws and Taylor Malmsheimer made her first basket of the night, cutting it to 37-36, and seconds later Hourigan went to the sidelines, not to return.
As any good team must do, Cazenovia took full advantage of Hourigan's absence. Clabeaux hit from all parts of the court, getting 10 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, while Stec hit back-to-back baskets in the late going to improve her total to 13 points. Carpenter contributed eight points off the bench and Colleen Dougherty played superb defense throughout the night.
The Lakers will have to travel to J-E on Feb. 18 in the regular-season finale. First, though, Cazenovia will play twice against another main Class B contender, Westhill, in a seven-day span starting next Tuesday, with a home game against Bishop Ludden in between.