At Skaneateles, emotions were high for the Ludden girls team as it went up against a Skaneateles side coached by Jill Blasi, who led the Gaelic Knights until 2010.
Despite all the knowledge Blasi had about her opponent’s system, Ludden never trailed, opening the game on a 10-2 run. Skaneateles closed to 27-21 at one point late in the second quarter, but Kayla Kibling’s basket before the halftime buzzer stretched the margin out again.
As the second half wore on, Kibling continued to shine, the senior finishing with 21 points as Nicole Granteed, with 11 points, and Kelly Granteed, with nine points, offered the main support.
Despite foul trouble, sophomore center Joanna Dobrovosky led Skaneateles with 14 points, while freshman Elizabeth Lane added 10 points and Emily Call got eight points.
Ludden, who improved to 9-2 with the win at Skaneateles, gets a second shot at Westhill (it lost to them 69-63 on Jan. 3) next Thursday night, along with a game against Jordan-Elbridge, as the boys Gaelic Knights also play the Warriors and Eagles next week.