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The Telegram
  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Redskins finish strong to defeat Magicians

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  • HERKIMER, N.Y. — The Oriskany Redskins came on strong in the second half Thursday and defeated Herkimer 49-37.
    The Redskins (6-3), 53-33 winners at home in an earlier meeting, fell behind by 13 points and trailed 27-22 at halftime. Herkimer (4-6) scored the first eight points of the game and led 25-12 midway through the second quarter. Oriskany ended the first half with a 10-2 run and outscored its hosts 27-6 after Chelsea Jory scored the first two baskets after the break. Jory, who finished the game with 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, did not score after that.
    Trailing 31-22 following the final Jory baskets, the redskins made a defensive switch and went on a 15-0 run to take the lead. Madison Zizzi scored nine points during that stretch and had the basket that put Oriskany up 33-31 with 2:40 left in the third quarter. Herkimer went almost seven minutes without scoring before Hannah DeLude hit a shot in the final moments of the period.
    DeLude also had the first basket of the fourth quarter; Oriskany outscored Herkimer 12-2 after that.
    Zizzi scored 17 of her game-high 27 points in the final 13 minutes for Oriskany. She also had all four of the game’s three-point baskets. Jordan Sahl added 10 points.
    McKenzie Pine grabbed eight rebounds for Herkimer and DeLude had six points, five rebounds and three assists.
    Herkimer takes on Holland Patent Monday at home.
    ORISKANY 49, HERKIMER 37
    ORISKANY (6-3) — Madison Zizzi 9 5-8 27; Lexi Drake 1 0-0 2; Sara Barton 0 2-2 2; Morgan Wolanin 2 0-0 4; Caitlin Carlo 1 2-5 4; Jordan Sahl 1 8-14 10. Totals: 14 17-29 49.
    HERKIMER (4-6) — Hannah DeLude 3 0-2 6; Lillie Williams 1 0-0 2; Maxine Grogan 2 0-0 4; Brianna Parks 2 0-0 4; McKenzie Pine 1 1-2 3; Chelsea Jory 9 0-2 18. Totals: 18 1-6 37.
    Oriskany 10 12 15 12 — 49
    Herkimer 19 8 6 4 — 37
    Three-pointers — Oriskany 4 (Zizzi 4); Herkimer 0. JV — Herkimer won.
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