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Fulton girls basketball team defeats J-E but loses to CBA

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team split games this week against Jordan-Elbridge and Christian Brothers Academy.

Fulton outscored Jordan-Elbridge 23-2 during the first quarter to set the stage for an impressive win Jan. 25.

Against Christian Brothers Academy Jan. 29, Fulton was outscored 47-17 during the second and third quarters in the loss.

The Lady Raiders wasted little time getting into gear when they took on Jordan-Elbridge.

By the end of the first quarter, Fulton had jumped out to a 21-point lead. The Lady Raiders didn’t let up during the second quarter.

They outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 14 points to take a 35-point halftime lead at 40-5.

After a competitive third quarter, Fulton only outscored Jordan-Elbridge by a point. However, the Lady Raiders put the finishing touches on a dominating performance during the fourth quarter. They outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 10 points to cap off a 66-20 win.

Leading the way for Fulton was Nicole Hansen, who scored 14 points. Cheyenne Brien followed Hansen with 11 points.

Taylor Duda added 10 points and Jessica Hudson chipped in eight points while Michelle Gorea, Sydney Plato, Courtney Parker, Michaela Whiteman and Christina Pensabene combined to score 23 points.

Fulton found out just why Christian Brothers Academy is considered one of the best teams in New York State when the teams met Jan. 29.

The Lady Raiders got off to a decent start. By the end of the first quarter, Fulton had a two-point lead over Christian Brothers Academy.

Christian Brothers Academy stormed ahead during the second quarter and didn’t look back. They outscored Fulton by 17 points to take a 15-point lead into halftime at 25-10.

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Seniors to lead Fulton girls basketball team this season

Fulton girlsby Rob Tetro

When Fulton girls varsity basketball coach Derek Lyons speaks of the goals his team has for the upcoming season, he breaks them down into three categories.

First, the coach hopes that the Lady Raiders understand the importance of performing at a high level in every aspect of their practices.

Once they reach a certain level of effort in practice, their next goal is to reach even higher levels of effort during the next practice.

Lyons’ team is preparing to translate determination in practice into successful outcomes in games with the ultimate goal of qualifying for sectional play.

Fulton will feature a combination of experienced players and newer players. The Lady Raiders will be led by five seniors who return from last year’s team.

Michelle Gorea, Christina Pensabene, Jessica Hudson, Sydney Plato and Cheyenne Brien return with multiple years of varsity experience under their belts.

Sophomores Michaela Whiteman and Taylor Duda and eighth grader Nichole Hansen are preparing to make their debuts at the varsity level.

According to Lyons, his players also understand the importance of maintaining solid physical conditioning.

Lyons considers his five returning seniors to be informal captains. He will expect them to serve as leadership figures especially for the three newcomers to the team.

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