PLATTSBURGH — The game couldn’t have been any closer.
In the end, Seton Catholic connected on one more 3-point basket Wednesday than Elizabethtown-Lewis and that proved to be the difference as the Knights captured a 46-45 girls’ Northern Basketball League victory over the Lions.
“We got off to a slow start, but we made a big comeback in the second quarter led by the hot hand of Samantha Bashaw … leaving us trailing by a point,” Seton Catholic coach Danielle Castine said. “We didn’t have the lead until the fourth quarter.”
Elizabethtown-Lewis jumped out to an 18-6 lead after one, but the Knights came storming back with a 21-10 second quarter.
The Lions built up a six-point lead through three, but Seton Catholic outscored them 12-5 in the final stanza to capture the one-point victory.
Both teams finished with 14 field goals and 14 free throws in the game. But, the Knights led from beyond the arc, 4-3.
Lily Whalen led Elizabethtown-Lewis with a game-high 27 points. Jasmin Barnes and Savannah Graves each chipped in with eight points.
“Whalen had a hot hand as well,” Castine said. “We switched up our defense a couple of times to try and maintain her. She had an answer for everything we threw at her, whether it was getting herself open for a shot or driving the lane and getting herself to the foul line.
“The game could have gone either way; right down to the last possession.”
Bashaw connected on three 3-pointers in the game and finished with 16 points. Paige Spittler chipped in with 12 points, while Kelli Ryan tossed in 10. Maddison Murnane finished with eight points.
Seton Catholic 46, Elizabethtown-Lewis 45
Cassavaugh 0-0-0, J. Barnes 3-1-8, Wescott 0-0-0, Whalen 6-13-27, Adams 0-0-0, Graves 4-0-8, Disogra 0-0-0, Martin 0-0-0, A. Barnes 1-0-2. Totals: 14-14-45.
Seton Catholic (46)
Murnane 2-4-8, Spittler 4-3-12, Egan 0-0-0, Ryan 3-4-10, Allen 0-0-0, Zalis 0-0-0, Bashaw 5-3-16, Moore 0-0-0, Nachbauer 0-0-0, Christopher 0-0-0. Totals: 14-14-46.