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Westhill holds off Skaneateles, stays unbeaten

Girls hoops battle turns on late 3-pointers

Skaneateles guard Elizabeth Lane (4) drives past Westhill's Maggie Tripodi (10) for a shot in Thursday night's game. Lane had a game-high 19 points, but Tripodi's crucial late 3-pointers helped the Warriors hang on for 54-50 victory to stay undefeated.

Skaneateles guard Elizabeth Lane (4) drives past Westhill's Maggie Tripodi (10) for a shot in Thursday night's game. Lane had a game-high 19 points, but Tripodi's crucial late 3-pointers helped the Warriors hang on for 54-50 victory to stay undefeated. Bob Atkinson

— What saved the Warriors was, at first, a pair of key baskets from Mary Washburn, including a putback with 2:39 left that put her side ahead for good, 43-42.

Then Westhill's perimeter game, quiet for most of the evening, awoke in a decisive spurt. Tripodi made a 3-pointer with 1:48 left. Seconds later, Peebles connected from beyond the arc, and when Tripodi returned for another trey with 1:05 left, it was 52-45.

Even with the Warriors missing some late throws, it held on, putting four players in double figures. Ross and Peebles each finished with 11 points, while Tripodi had 10 points.

Lane led all scorers with 19 points, but Dobrovosky was held to nine points as Westhill defenders took turns staying physical with her, not giving her much open space to work. Mary Buck and Joanna Dean each finished with six points.

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