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Westport unable to score third straight title, downed by Orange

For the Lady Eagles, Christina Sherman scored 10 points, with Willa McKinley adding seven points, Allison Sherman scoring six points and Brendee Russell scoring one point.

Semifinals

In the Class D semifinals March 1, the Eagles battled down to the final minute again with the Schroon Lake Lady Wildcats, as Mallory Sudduth hit a bucket to pull the Eagles within one and Willa McKinley hit both ends of a one-and-one to give her team a 35-34 lead, which would stand after the Eagles forced a turnover to win the game.

McKinley led the Eagles with 10 points in the game, while Christina Sherman scored eight points, Allison Sherman scored seven points, Nancy Armitage scored four points and the trio of Karlee McGee, Brendee Russell and Sudduth scored two points each.

In the other semifinal, the Orange used a 16-6 opening half to get past the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions by a score of 37-22.

Carley Reynolds led the Orange with 17 points, while Allison Pine scored 16 points, Melony Pierson scored two points and Jessica Bain added two points.

Kearsten Ashline led the Lions with nine points, while Lily Whalen scored eight points, Ashli Canabush and Emily Morris scored two points and Shonna Brooks scored one point.

Regionals

QUEENSBURY - Slick with sweat and teary eyed, the Lady Orange celebrated in a huddle at SUNY Adirondack Tuesday, March 8 after a 52-51 overtime Class D state regional victory over Fort Edward.

The game was fast paced and close from the first to final buzzer and the Orange picked up their defense to combat Fort Edwards fast-paced style of play.

"We have never faced a team with a pressure defense like theirs," said Orage head coach John Reynolds.

After several missed foul shots and foul trouble, Reynolds began to think that maybe it wasn't meant to be.

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