continued In stark contrast to Liverpool's OT battle, the Northstars went out and flattened no. 8 seed Rome Free Academy 89-25 in its quarterfinal game.
Perhaps mad that it had lost its regular-season finale to New York City power Christ The King on Feb. 19, the Northstars took that anger out on the Black Knights, leading 28-7 after one period and 46-16 by halftime.
It only got more lopsided in the second half, even after the starters went to the bench. Breanna Stewart still managed 32 points to push her career total to 2,124 (the most in Section III history), while Brittany Paul put up 17 points and Sarah Bowles had 15 points. Abbey Timpano finished with seven points.
The winner of the Liverpool-C-NS game gets Fayetteville-Manlius or West Genesee on March 2 in the Class AA final in the Carrier Dome - where the Northstars beat the Warriors 61-19 back on Dec. 10 in the Holiday Tip-Off Classic.
Despite the odds against them, said Seymour, "we think that anything is possible."