A night earlier, Solvay, carrying the no. 12 seed, visited no. 5 seed Sherburne-Earlville, and it was close until the second quarter, when the Marauders started to get away en route to eliminating the Bearcats 59-38.
Only trailng by one, 13-12, through one period, the Bearcats cooled off at the wrong time, just as S-E was taking off on a 17-7 run that covered the rest of the half.
Gradually, Solvay had to watch the Marauders get clear behind Savannah Irwin’s 23 points and Lily Berg’s 14 points. In defeat, the Bearcats’ Taylor Guinta led her side with 14 points, while Jackie Gardner had nine points and Julie Gardner contributed six points.