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CBA girls hoops still unbeaten; J-D, ESM strong in league openers

first_imgThrough the first couple of weeks of the regular season, it was Christian Brothers Academy that was making the biggest impression among area girls basketball teams.Already off to a 2-0 start, the Brothers made it three wins in a row by going north to face Oswego last Tuesday night and roaring past the Buccaneers 63-39.A 40-20 first half allowed CBA to breeze through the game’s latter stages. Leana Heitman, with 18 points, led a three-pronged attack that saw Brooke Jarvis get 17 points and Emily Hall add 15 points.Not letting up one bit, the Brothers picked up its production in Friday night’s game against Homer, more than doubling what the Trojans could manage in an 86-38 victory.It was 50-15 by halftime as Heitman’s 26 points included five 3-pointers. Jarvis earned 19 points, with Bonacci getting 15 points and Hall gaining 10 points,That happened as Jamesville-DeWitt was back in Central New York after a tough Dec. 7-8 opening weekend where it took losses to Averill Park and Shenendehowa.Cortland was next, and the Red Rams rolled past the Purple Tigers 58-33, the effort led by Gabby Stickle, whose 20 points included five 3-pointers. Momo LaClair had 10 points, with Paige Keeler getting nine points and Riley LaTray adding six points.Much improved from a season ago, East Syracuse Minoa moved to 2-1 last Tuesday night against Jordan-Elbridge, prevailing 54-32 as the Spartans steadily built a 43-22 lead through three quarters.Angelima Thomason led the way with 16 points, seven of them free throws. Isabella Pickard had seven points, with Aneglina Polcaro and Natalie Quonce each earning six points. Raychel Underwood, Gianna Quonce, and Lailani Carrion had five points apiece.Earning back-to-back wins, the Spartans got past Carthage 42-28 on Friday without a player scoring in double figures.Instead, the production was spread around, Carrion and Polcaro each earning eight points, with Pickard adding seven points and Gianna Quonce six points. Underwood finished with five points.Fayetteville-Manlius answered its first defeat of the season to Rome Free Academy on Dec. 6 quite well, traveling to Utica Proctor last Tuesday and, getting a big night from Lexie Roe defeating the Raiders 60-47.A 21-10 second quarter accounted for most of the Hornets’ winning margin, and throughout the game Proctor found it impossible to stop Roe, who amassed 36 points, including four 3-pointers. Lily Fish helped out, too, earning 11 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAESMF-Mgirls basketballJ-Dlast_img

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