Story by CHRIS BROOKS, Photo gallery by STEVE HARRISON
Canisteo-Greenwood 45, Hammondsport 31
CANISTEO — After what was a first quarter showing of defense, the tempo was kicked into high gear by the Canisteo-Greenwood Lady Redskins back on their home turf Friday night, as they recorded their strongest showing right before the conclusion of the first half, stretching out their lead over visiting Hammondsport to insurmountable levels to hold a 45-31 win — their fifth straight to open the season, within their grasp.
With each team combining to record five total shots from the field in the opening eight minute period, Canisteo-Greenwood (5-0) turned up the heat in the second quarter with the tag team of Lillian Mullen and Brooke Burd found their rhythm with the majority of the team’s offense in the midst of their 17-6 run of the Lady Lakers, breaking away towards a 23-14 lead at the break.
A lead they would not lose, as the key attack provided by Bailey Mullen and her eight third quarter points helped the Lady Redskins secure their advantage over Hammondsport once and for all to pick up a 5-0 start to their season back home.
Lillian Mullen and Brooke Burd would lead Canisteo-Greenwood in scoring with 13 team-high points each, with Mullen recording seven boards, seven steals and five assists to fuel her special teams effort, while Burd recorded a double-double behind her 12 boards. Bailey Mullen also chipped in with a double-double of her own, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Elaine Roach added in six rebounds to help round off.
The Lady Redskins will now take the next week to prepare for another road trip, as they head down the road to Greenwood to meet the Jasper-Troupsburg Lady Wildcats in a 6 p.m. tip-off, next Friday night.
Hammondsport 8 6 8 9 – 31
Canisteo-Greenwood 6 17 13 9 – 45
HAMMONDSPORT: Lacey Lazell 2 1-2 5, Danica Dresser 0 5-8 5, Nicole Pratt 1 0-2 2, Rachel Wood 1 2-4 4, Samantha Pratt 6 0-0 15. Totals: 10 8-16 31.
CANISTEO-GREENWOOD: Bailey Mullen 5 1-2 11, Elaine Roach 2 0-0 4, Hailey Davis 1 0-0 2, Lillian Mullen 5 2-2 13, Peyton Peters 1 0-0 2, Brooke Burd 4 5-6 13. Totals: 18 8-10 45.
3-point goals: Hammondsport 3 (S. Pratt), C-G 1 (L. Mullen).
Total Fouls: Hammondsport 11, C-G 12. Fouled out: None.
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