By Rob Tetro
The Fulton girls’ varsity basketball team went 2-2 in its last 4 games and now have an overall 4-7 record.
On Jan. 10, Fulton topped Chittenango, 37-23. Cazenovia edged past the Lady Raiders, 43-41 on Jan. 16. Cortland knocked off Fulton, 61-50 on Jan. 21, while The Lady Raiders retaliated with a 41-16 win over Homer on Jan. 23.
Chittenango and Fulton fought a competitive first quarter in their game, with Chittenango leading by 2 as they headed to the second quarter. Chittenango expanded its lead in the second quarter by another 2 points to take a 14-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Raiders took over during the second half, outscoring Chittenango by 10 points during the third quarter to take a 6-point lead. Fulton didn’t let up during the fourth quarter, outscoring Chittenango by 8 points to seal the win.
Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Nicole Hansen with 10 points, followed by Michaela Whiteman, Mallory Clark and Sydney Gilmore with 7 points each. Courtney Parker scored 4 points.
Cazenovia escaped with a hard fought win over the Lady Raiders. Following a fierce first quarter, Fulton had a 3-point lead over Caz.The Lady Raiders added to their lead during the second quarter, outscoring Cazenovia to go into halftime with a 24-20 lead.
Then Caz pulled pulled ahead during the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Raiders by 5 points to take a 30-29 lead. Cazenovia was able to maintain its lead down the stretch and won by 2 points.
The Lady Raiders were led by Nicole Hansen with 14 points, followed by Michaela Whiteman with 10, Sydney Gilmore with 7 and Mallory Clark chipped in 5 points.
In the Cortland game, Cortland jumped out to a 4-point lead over Fulton in the first quarter and then added to the lead in the second to take a 36-23 lead into halftime.
Cortland cushioned its lead during the third quarter, outscoring Fulton by 2 points to extend its lead to 15 points. The Lady Raiders still had some fight left in them and outscored Cortland during the fourth quarter to cut into the deficit, but they couldn’t pull ahead for the win.
Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Sydney Gilmore with 23 points, followed by Nicole Hansen with 14, Michaela Whiteman with 8 and Courtney Parker with 3.
Homer didn’t seem to have a chance against the Lady Raiders. Fulton built a big lead quickly, ending the first quarter with a 14-point lead. The Lady Raiders expanded their lead during the second quarter and went into halftime with a 24-5 lead.
Fulton continued to add to its lead during the third quarter, outscoring Homer by 4 points to push its lead to 23 points. Homer played an impressive fourth quarter, but was unable to cut into Fulton’s lead.
Fulton was led by Mallory Clark with 10 points, followed by Michaela Whiteman with 8, Sydney Gilmore and Nicole Hansen scored 6 points each and Courtney Parker chipped in 5 points.