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Westhill girls send Skaneateles to first defeat

Torrent of 3-pointers crucial as Lakers fall to Warriors

Skaneateles guard Nicole Beatson (10) is closely followed by Westhill's Anna Ross (23) as she dribbles up the court in Thursday night's game. Ross, in addition to her 19 points, managed several steals as the Warriors beat the Lakers 66-45.

Skaneateles guard Nicole Beatson (10) is closely followed by Westhill's Anna Ross (23) as she dribbles up the court in Thursday night's game. Ross, in addition to her 19 points, managed several steals as the Warriors beat the Lakers 66-45. Bob Atkinson

— In particular, Ross was impossible to solve. Her quick hands led to a rash of steals, especially in the second half, which helped thwart any Laker hopes of a comeback.

"She creates a lot of havoc for the other team," said Ludwig.

The work of Ross also freed up the Warriors' three-pronged attack. Peebles would work her way to 20 points, while Tripodi matched Ross and finished with 19 points. On the Lakers' side, Lane led with 13 points, while Dobrovosky and Welch each ended up with 11 points.

Skaneateles will get another shot at Westhill on Jan. 24. In the meantime, the Lakers host Jordan-Elbridge on Monday and go to Cazenovia next Thursday before hitting the holiday break.

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