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Girls Hornets fall in AA semifinal to West Genny

WG avenges Jan. 31 defeat with second-half surge

— Meanwhile, Graveline sparked the spurt with a jumper and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions that tied the game, 31-31, and when Datellas executed a steal and layup early in the fourth quarter, WG went ahead for good.

Graveline would finish with 19 points and six rebounds, while Fumano had 17 points as the pair combined to hit a season-best six 3-pointers. Datellas helped in the clutch, getting all of her nine points (she also had four assists) in the fourth quarter.

Despite all this, F-M would make a furious late surge. Trailing 45-33, the Hornets used full-court pressure to go on an 8-1 run to move within 46-41 with 1:30 to play, but after another F-M steal, the Wildcats stole it back and Graveline made a crucial basket.

Shoemaker, who finished with 16 points, fouled out in the closing seconds after the Hornets closed the gap to 49-45, and the Wildcats used four more free throws to seal it. Beers, despite all the pressure on her, finished with 11 points, while Rios finished with seven points.

F-M finished with a 16-3 record, and will see Shoemaker, Rios and Beers depart. They will be tough to replace, but the presence of Getman, Madison Beck, Erica Assimon and Rachel Miller, among others, should keep the Hornets in contention in 2012-13.

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