Fulton basketball team splits first two games of the season

by Rob Tetro

Two games into the regular season, the Fulton girls varsity basketball team is off to a 1-1 start.

Fulton’s season got off to an impressive start when it took on Cortland Nov. 30. During the first and third quarters of the game, the Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by 17 points en route to a 62-47 win.

December 5, Fulton gave Jamesville-DeWitt all it could handle and then some. After an evenly played first quarter, Jamesville-DeWitt outscored the Lady Raiders by six points during the second quarter.

Despite a valiant effort, Fulton couldn’t overcome the six-point deficit that was built during the second quarter as Jamesville-DeWitt came away with a 48-39 win.

Against Cortland, Fulton built an eight-point first-quarter lead.  Despite the lead, Cortland didn’t quit. The Lady Purple Tigers responded by outscoring Fulton by three points during the second quarter, which cut Fulton’s lead to five points at 25-20 going into halftime.

Fulton answered Cortland’s response during the third quarter. The Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by nine points, which expanded their lead to 14 points.

Once again, Cortland did not back down. However, despite a nearly even fourth quarter of play, Cortland was unable to cut into Fulton’s lead.

The Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by a point to cap off their 15-point win.

Fulton was led by Jessica Hudson, who scored 15 points. Nichole Hansen added 14 points while Christina Pensabene scored 8 points. Taylor Duda and Courtney Parker each added five points. Michaela Whiteman, Sydney Plato, Cheyenne Brien and Michelle Gorea combined to tally 15 points for Fulton.

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