Pine Bush turns aside Kingston late rally

Pine Bush ahead by as many as 14 points be­fore hold­ing off Tigers’ run in 48-43 vic­tory

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mike Stribl mstribl@free­manon­ @MStribl on Twit­ter

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Kingston High staged a spir­ited rally from 14 points down, but fell short in its Or­ange County In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Divi­sion I girls bas­ket­ball opener Wed­nes­day night as Pine Bush held on for a 48-43 vic­tory at Kate Wal­ton Field House.

The Lady Bush­men were ahead through­out the game, lead­ing by as much as 14 late in the third quar­ter.

Kingston chipped away in the fourth. Ni­cole Spinelli, who came off the bench for a team-high 12 points, hit back-to­back 3-point field goals off Madi­son Burke as­sists to pull the Tigers within 43-41 with 23.3 sec­onds re­main­ing.

Jenna Genco and Molly Mul­hare each made free throws for (5-1) Pine Bush, but Spinelli was fouled at­tempt­ing an­other trey with 7.3 left on the clock. She hit two of the three foul shots to close the gap again to two.

The Tigers quickly fouled Genco, who missed both shots, but Tay­lor Pan­nell re­bounded the sec­ond miss for Pine Bush. She made one foul shot and Genco two more in the fi­nal mo­ments to clinch the win.

“It was good to show a lit­tle heart and

make a come­back,” Kingston coach Steve Gar­ner said. “The last minute and-a-half we man­aged fairly well with no time­outs.”

Pan­nell had 15 points, Genco scored 14, Mul­hare dished out seven as­sists and 6-foot-5 se­nior cen­ter Kate Cain had a triple­dou­ble with 14 points, 11 re­bounds and 10 blocked shots to lead Pine Bush.

Along with Spinelli’s 14 points, the Tigers also had big con­tri­bu­tions from Chloe Chaffin (10 points, five steals, five re­bounds), Jaid Har­rell (nine points, six re­bounds, four steals) and Lana­sia Dorsey (six re­bounds, three steals).

De­fend­ing Cain took its toll in en­ergy and fouls for Kingston as it dou­bleteamed her most of the night.

Har­rell and Chaffin had the pri­mary as­sign­ment and each had two fouls by half­time.

Both fouled out in the game’s fi­nal three min­utes. Grace Re­gan (five points, five re­bounds) took on the duty of fronting Cain in the sec­ond half.

“I told the girls be­fore the game that if we’re go­ing to play this sand­wich bas­ket­ball, you can’t have any let­downs or break­downs where you are fronting her and are be­hind her. If you do, she’ll make you pay,” Gar­ner said.

“She didn’t make us pay much, but there were three bas­kets where there were lobs for re­verse layups where we just didn’t keep the sand­wich to­gether.

“I thought we did our job against her. She earned her points.”

The con­cen­tra­tion on Cain forced Genco and Pan­nell to step up.

“If you’re go­ing to ex­pend that much en­ergy on her, you’re go­ing to give

UCLA-Men’s bas­ket­ball

UConn’s streaks are most of­ten com­pared to the 88game bench­mark put up by John Wooden and the UCLA men be­tween 1971 and 1974. There are par­al­lels. Both pro­grams are con­sid­ered

some other peo­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties,” Gar­ner noted.

“It puts a lot of pres­sure on our other three play­ers to cover the perime­ter. In the first half, when they were scor­ing a lot, we were lit­er­ally throw­ing two peo­ple at Cain and then, for some ridicu­lous rea­son, we were throw­ing two peo­ple at the ball.

The de­fense brought Kingston back, hold­ing Pine Bush to a bas­ket over a six-minute span af­ter it had gone ahead 3420 in the third. The Tigers forced seven turnovers with their full-court press.

Madi­son Burke’s linedrive 3-pointer as the quar­ter ended closed the gap to 36-26.

The Tigers twice cut the deficit to five.

The Lady Bush­men seem­ingly had locked it up when Genco buried a trey as the shot clock hit 1 for a 42-35 mar­gin with two min­utes left.

Then Cain fouled out, open­ing the door for the

the best in the his­tory of their sport. UCLA won 10 ti­tles dur­ing the Wooden era. UConn and Auriemma have 11. UCLA won the fi­nal three of its seven con­sec­u­tive ti­tles dur­ing the win­ning streak. UConn has won four straight, two dur­ing the streak. pos­si­ble come­back. Spinelli hit a short run­ner, start­ing a 10-point run of her own to spark the rally.

It was Kingston’s first game since Thurs­day’s slug­gish loss to War­wick when it had 35 turnovers.

The Tigers had just 15 turnovers Wed­nes­day, but shot just 22 per­cent (17for-77) from the field.

“The en­ergy level was much higher, but we’re still strug­gling to score,” Gar­ner said.

“We have to learn some­thing from this. Right now, we’re up and down in terms of how we’re play­ing.”

Kingston, now 5-5 over­all, is at Mid­dle­town Thurs­day. PINE BUSH (48)—Genco 3 6-12 14, Gros 1 0-0 2, Mul­hare 1 1-2 3, Pan­nell 7 1-5 15, Cain 6 2-5 14, Schuessler 0 0-0 0. To­tals 18 10-24 48. KINGSTON (43)—Dorsey 0 0-0 0, Cook 0 0-0 0, Har­rell 4 1-2 9, Chaffin 4 2-2 10, Re­gan 2 1-2 , Rand 0 0-0 0, Burke 2 0-0 5, Spinelli 4 2-3 12, My­ers-McCarthy 1 0-0 2. To­tals 17 6-9 43. Pine Bush 13 14 9 12—48 Kingston 8 6 12 17—43 3-point field goals: Genco 2; Spinelli 2, Burke. Team records: Pine Bush 1-0 OCIAA Divi­sion I, 5-1 over­all; Kingston 0-1 OCIAA Divi­sion I, 5-5 over­all.

Ok­la­homa-Col­lege foot­ball

Ok­la­homa went more than three sea­sons with­out los­ing or ty­ing a game. Their 47 con­sec­u­tive wins be­tween 1953 and 1957 is seven games longer than the sec­ond long­est ma­jor

At Sauger­ties, Is­abelle Her­rera scored 19 points and Noelle Mancini added 12 as the Spar­tans rolled over the Sawyers. Spack­enkill held Sauger­ties to three points in col­lege foot­ball streak, put up by Wash­ing­ton be­tween 1908 and 1914. Alabama, by com­par­i­son, won 26 straight be­fore los­ing to Clem­son on Mon­day.


New Eng­land won 21 straight games be­tween On­te­ora (56)—Dash 0 0-0 0, Lane 0 2-7 2, Kleine 1 2-4 4, Patterson 5 0-0 10, Hal­li­nan 5 2-2, 12, Maki 3 2-2 8, Hil­lard 7 0-0 16, Ri­ley-Weir 1 0-0 2, Mu­sialkiewicz 1 0-0 2. To­tals 23 2-10 56 El­lenville (47)—San­ti­ago 3 4-5 10, Bruce 2 4-4 9, Rivera 0 5-6 5, Fed­des 0 1-2 1, Briscoe 1 0-0 2, Jones 0 1-2 1, King 7 1-1 15, Gib­son 2 1-7 5. To­tals 15 17-22 47. On­te­ora 16 10 20 10—56 El­lenville 12 9 7 19—47 3-point field goals: Hil­lard 2: Bruce Oc­to­ber 2003 and Oc­to­ber 2004, in­clud­ing two play­off games and a Su­per Bowl (32-29 over Carolina). The Pa­tri­ots’ streak was bro­ken in 2004 by Pitts­burgh. But the Pa­tri­ots re­cov­ered to go 14-2 that sea­son and beat the Ea­gles for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive ti­tle.


Kingston’s Lana­sia Dorsey grabs the ball in a crowd dur­ing a loss to Pine Bush in a game on Wed­nes­day at Kingston, N.Y.

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