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Skaneateles girls hoops win streak ends at 10

Hot run halted in 54-52, OT defeat at Cazenovia

Skaneateles guard Sarah Tomlinson (21) takes a free throw in last Tuesday night's game at Solvay. Finishing with eight points, Tomlinson helped the Lakers beat the Bearcats 52-28 for its 10th win in a row, though that win streak would end two nights later in a 54-52 overtime defeat to Cazenovia.

Skaneateles guard Sarah Tomlinson (21) takes a free throw in last Tuesday night's game at Solvay. Finishing with eight points, Tomlinson helped the Lakers beat the Bearcats 52-28 for its 10th win in a row, though that win streak would end two nights later in a 54-52 overtime defeat to Cazenovia. Bob Atkinson

Right away in the extra period, Cazenovia went in front with a pair of Fredericks free throws, but the key sequence came when Danielle Tedesco made a basket and was fouled. Tedesco missed the free throws, but Lizzie Bigsby put home the rebound, and suddenly the host Lakers had a 51-45 lead.

Not giving up, Skaneateles tried one more comeback, only to see Fredericks put home three more free throws that would provide the winning margin. All told, Fredericks had five of her 11 points in the OT period.

Elizabeth Lane led Skaneateles with 15 points, while Nicole Beatson added 14 points. Dobrovosky had seven points in her limited minutes, with Molly Wood and Shannon Foehl managing six points apiece. It was Maggie Johnson leading Cazenovia's offense, the junior forward taking advantage of Dobrovosky's foul trouble to earn 16 points, with Burbidge earning 14 points.

Two nights earlier, Skaneateles saw its win streak climb into double digits with an outstanding defensive effort at Solvay, where the final 52-28 margin, convincing as it was, understated how much the Lakers dominated.

Having surrendered 58 points to Marcellus in its last outing on Jan. 15, Skaneateles had spent much of the ensuing week working on defensive pressure, knowing how it can often lead to plenty of baskets on the other end.

Solvay just happened to be in the way, and the Lakers had a 17-4 edge on them before the second quarter, where Skaneateles, with Molly Wood again serving as the defensive anchor, held the Bearcats to a single free throw and continued to throw away.

By the start of the fourth quarter, it was 43-9, and only when head coach Jill Blasi put her starters on the bench did things get a bit closer.

Dobrovosky led a well-balanced attack, scoring 12 points. Right behind her, Beatson managed 10 points, while Lane managed nine points and Sarah Tomlinson added eight points.

The win streak would end at Cazenovia, though, leaving the Lakers at 10-3, but looking to start another string of wins when it hosts Hannibal and Fulton next week.

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