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West Genesee girls basketball beats Liverpool in four OTs

Wildcats earn 10th win in marathon over resilient Warriors

— It took a game and a half to settle matters, but when it was done, WG's Vicki Graveline had earned 10 of her 20 points at the foul line, while Marissa Hudgins had a career-best 19 points. Melissa Fumano put up 13 points (seven at the free-throw-line), while Claire Kelley had 11 points.

Tripodi managed nine points, none bigger than that 3-pointer that prolonged the contest, and her defensive work in 46 minutes of game action, including five steals, helped cause many of the Warriors' turnover problems.

Liverpool's Lyteshia Price led both sides with 23 points, including 15 successful free throws. Jacy Kocan had 15 points, while Shannon Seymour hit a trio of 3-pointers to account for most of her 13 points. Mackenzie Chase (10 points) and Rachael Windhausen (eight points) were close behind.

What makes it worse for the Warriors was that, on Saturday and Sunday, it has to turn around and play two more games in the Juggler Classic at Utica-Notre Dame.

The Warriors lost in the opening round to Albertus Magnus 50-43. Perhaps still tired from the events of Thursday, Liverpool fell behind 31-18 by halftime, but made a third-quarter charge to pull within 37-36 before stumbling late. Price led with 20 points, while Kocan and Seymour each had nine points.

Somehow, Liverpool turned around on Sunday to win the consolation game over Utica Proctor 38-37.

After gaining a 26-21 halftime advantage, the Warriors slumped the rest of the way, only getting a handful of baskets, but its defense still allowed them to hang on. Price and Kocan each had eight points, with Windhausen adding six potns.

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