Free throws send C-NS girls to state AA final

Northstars beat Baldwin, to face Ossining in title game

“They (Baldwin) are an athletic team that likes to drive to the basket,” said Smith.

“They're a very talented team and they're very tough, which made it more difficult,” said Roberts.

Even with the foul trouble, C-NS found a way to expand its lead to 42-28 in the third quarter. Back-to-back three-pointers by McKayla Roberts and Tortora gave the Northstars a quick lift, and Samantha Roberts added a 3-pointer on the break to create the 14-point advantage.

Baldwin didn't back down, though. The Bruins opened the fourth quarter with a 12-4 run to trim the Northstars' lead to 48-45. Six players made shots for Baldwin during the spurt.

Eventually, Baldwin's aggressive defensive play caught up to them, as it was called for seven fouls in the last three minutes. C-NS took advantage by making its foul shots to create the 11-point margin of victory.

Samantha Roberts contributed 10 points, while Tortora and Beth Bonin each added nine points for C-NS.

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