B’ville girls hoops takes first loss to C-NS

Reigning AA champs use defense, fast tempo to disrupt Bees

— That was especially true for Elizabeth Miles, as the senior forward produced 10 first-half points to lead both sides, keeping B'ville from making any sustained run, even though it only trailed 29-19 at halftime.

Midway through the third quarter, with the Bees still one spurt away from making it tight, C-NS shut the door by going on a 13-2 run that extended to the final period, in large part due to terrific passing that created easy baskets.

Hope DeFazio, with 13 points, was the only B'ville player to score in double figures. Rachael Miller had nine rebounds to go with her seven points, while Riley Carlucci also had seven points. Miles finished with 16 points to lead C-NS, while Roberts had 12 points.

A night earlier, Baldwinsville’s boys basketball team, looking to improve to 3-1 on the season, made a furious late comeback at Corcoran, only to fall just short in a 54-51 loss to the Cougars.

It looked, for a while, that Corcoran (who had opened with close wins over Oswego, in double overtime, and Central Square) would cruise to its third consecutive victory, as it jumped on B’ville 22-12 during an active first quarter.

Even as the Cougars cooled off in the game’s middle stages, B’ville could not take full advantage, the deficit growing to 45-31, but in the fourth quarter the Bees caught fire as Kyle George’s hot shooting nearly produced a miraculous win.

George finished with 18 points, hitting on four 3-pointers, with Ben DiOrio adding nine points. Cameron Skipworth and Devyn McLeod each had seven points.

Corcoran held on, though, as Marquis Gilbert constantly drew contact, earning 11 of his game-high 23 points at the free-throw line. Marcos Gonzalez added 12 points.

Both B'ville teams take on Liverpool on Friday, with the boys at home on a night where the 2013 state Class AA championship baseball team will be honored.

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