Girls Warriors’ unbeaten run ended by Cazenovia

Lakers avenge earlier defeat in 49-45 thriller

— Carpenter took over from there, hitting a jumper with 1:40 left and, after an exchange of misses, delivering a big basket with 51.6 seconds left that extended the Lakers' lead to 47-43.

Not giving up, the Warriors cut it to 47-45 on Mary Washburn's basket with 12.5 seconds left. But Westhill only had three team fouls, and had to spend the majority of the remaining clock chasing Kleine as it picked up four fouls (Ross fouling out in the sequence) to force the Lakers to the line.

Finally, with 3.4 seconds to play, sophomore guard Audrey Burbidge drew that seventh foul and got a one-and-one opportunity. Only called up from the JV ranks four games earlier, Burbidge instantly proved her worth and swished both free throws to seal it.

It was Carpenter, with 19 points, and Kleine, with 16 points, carrying Cazenovia's attack most of the way. Ross paced Westhill with 12 points as Tripodi and Sam Peebles produced 11 points apiece.

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