After having their season end in a loss to Watkins Glen in last years Class C title game the Bainbridge Guilford girls basketball team was finally able to get revenge. In a rematch held at SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Bainbridge Guilford defeated Watkins Glen 59-48 to earn their first section title since 1999.
After trailing by 2 at halftime the Bainbridge Guilford girls came storming back in the second half and outscored Watkins Glen 36-23. Bainbridge was led in the second half by junior Abigail Selfridge who earlier in the year scored her one thousandth varsity point. Selfridge contributed 17 points and 14 rebounds in the win with 14 of her points being scored in the second half.
Senior Megan Palmatier who also scored her one thousandth point this year contributed 20 points and 15 rebounds with 6 of her points coming in the final minute to help seal the victory. Also contributing for Bainbridge were Freshman Erika Selfridge and Senior Kori Thornton who both scored 7 points while Senior Jill Cannistra scored 6. Erika had one of the most important shots of the game as she hit an and-one layup to put Bainbridge up by 4 with a minute remaining.
When Bainbridge Guilford’s Coach Bob Conway was asked about the team win by Andrew Legare of the Star Gazette he stated “its about having fun and playing great basketball, this group can play when they want to. I think we’re coming together at the right time.”
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In the loss Watkins Glen got a team best 16 points and 4 assists from Hannah Morse. Also contributing for Watkins Glen was Taylor Kelly who scored 11 points and 5 rebounds and Emilia Bond who scored 9. Watkins glen ended up finishing their season with a record of 16-6. By losing to the Bobcats their streak of 3 straight section titles came to an end.
The Bainbridge Guilford girls now advance on to the state tournament where they will face Syracuse Academy of Science at Onondaga Community College on Saturday 3/10/2018 at 3:00. Tickets are $8 for all.