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Girls Northstars shut down Liverpool, 54-16

C-NS impresses again with suffocating defense

Liverpool center Rachael Windhausen (44) blocks a shot from Cicero-North Syracuse's Sarah Bowles (10) during Saturday's game. Despite this, the Northstars defeated the Warriors 54-16.

Liverpool center Rachael Windhausen (44) blocks a shot from Cicero-North Syracuse's Sarah Bowles (10) during Saturday's game. Despite this, the Northstars defeated the Warriors 54-16. Scott Schild

— Meanwhile, C-NS ran off 18 unanswered points. Timpano, who would finish with 13 points, and reserve Emilee Norris led the way, Norris getting all of her 12 points in the second and third periods as the Northstars pulled clear.

With this out of the way, C-NS now had to wait 12 more days to play again.

After a week of practice and holiday rest, the Northstars, early on the morning of Dec. 26, will fly down to Washington, D.C., and participate in the Title IX Holiday Classic at Trinity College from Dec. 27 to 29.

In all, 16 teams from across the country are entered in this tournament. C-NS is part of the eight-team "Platinum" division (there is also a "Gold" division) and will meet a Maryland school, H.D. Woodson, in the first round, with two more games to follow.

These games, said head coach Eric Smith, will serve the same purpose as seasons past - a chance for the Northstars to test itself against superior competition and toughen up, regardless of results.

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