Tioga County Sports Report
OWEGO — Owego’s “big three” continue to put points on the scoreboard and the Indians continue to roll past opponents. On Wednesday, the 6th-ranked Indians eclipsed the 70-point mark for the third time this season, defeating Elmira Notre Dame, 77-33, to improve to 11-0.
The Indians scored early and often, racing out to a 25-10 first-quarter advantage and increasing it to 54-21 at the half. Owego scored 23 points in the second half while holding the Crusaders to six in each of the third and fourth periods.
Even Coleman paced the Indian offense with a 27-point effort and ended her night with a double-double, collecting 11 rebounds as well. She hit 44.4 percent of her field goal attempts (12-for-27) and connected on all three free throw attempts.
Kaci Donovan added 23 more points, making nine of 21 shots and connecting on two of five 3-point tries. She also had five boards and steals.
Anna Felice, the third member of the Indians’ big three, chipped in 15 points, hitting half her field goal attempts (4-for-8) and one of four 3-point shots. She was also 4-for-4 at the stripe, and handed out five assists and grabbed five steals.
The trio sat out the fourth quarter while the Indians’ bench players picked up some valuable minutes on the hardwood.
Larissa Fisher paced the reserves with six points, going 3-for-4 from the floor.
“We were looking for some minutes for some girls,” McEvoy said. “We’ve got a couple girls coming off of sicknesses and some injuries as well too. They’re just coming back, so it’s good to get them some game time and some reps out there in live action; definitely a good night for that.”
Notre Dame is down a little this season compared to most and is also adapting to a new coach, but has a competitive spirit which can never be overlooked.
“They’ve got some good players. They’re well-coached. They were under-manned a little bit tonight with a girl who’s out sick that I think plays a nice role for them too,” said McEvoy. “I think we did what we wanted to do tonight. We executed some things we had been working on the past few days or weeks. There are some things that we need to clean up, but all in all it was a solid night for us.”
The Crusaders were led by Kahlia Rivera with 15 points. Madison watts added eight.
Owego (11-0) hosts Corning Friday.
IN PHOTO 1: Owego’s Larissa Fisher. … PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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