Down 18-16 at halftime, the Bearcats more than doubled its output during an 18-10 third quarter and moved ahead for good. Essentially, it was a three-player effort as Guinta put up 15 points, Delperuto contributed 13 points and Nicole Antonacci stepped up for 12 points.
Ludden took one of its worst losses of the season that night, falling to Chittenango in a 44-38 decision. Despite its 5-12 record, the Bears would contain the Gaelic Knights throughout the first half and inch into a 19-14 lead. That deficit swelled to 33-21 before Ludden’s offense finally going in the fourth quarter, though it was too late.
Nicole Granteed stepped up for 20 points, while Gemma O’Kane had eight points. None of that was enough as Sierra Shafer led Chittenango’s side with 15 points.