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Fulton girls basketball grateful for hard work of five seniors

Pictured are members of the Fulton girls varsity basketball team. The team won 10 games this year, including a first-round game in the Section III Class A playoffs. The team was led by five seniors, Christina Pensabene, Jessica Hudson, Michelle Gorea, Sydney Plato and Cheyanne Brien.
Pictured are members of the Fulton girls varsity basketball team. The team won 10 games this year, including a first-round game in the Section III Class A playoffs. The team was led by five seniors, Christina Pensabene, Jessica Hudson, Michelle Gorea, Sydney Plato and Cheyanne Brien.

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team won 10 games during the 2012-13 season.

The team’s 10th win was perhaps the memorable of all. Encouraged by a packed gym of red and green clad supporters, the Lady Raiders held off New Hartford in the first round of Section III Class A playoffs.

Fulton’s five seniors played a key role in their success this season.

Christina Pensabene, Jessica Hudson, Michelle Gorea, Sydney Plato and Cheyanne Brien left their mark on Fulton Girls Basketball, according to Coach Derek Lyons.

The seniors taught their younger teammates about working hard and being a good teammate, the coach noted.

“The seniors were always very good teammate’s whether on the bench or on the floor,” Lyons said.

As his five seniors move on to the next phases of their lives, Lyons hopes they do so knowing how to be effective in a group setting.

He also hopes that they depart Fulton with the desire to work hard for anything they want in life.

Lyons pointed out that his message is further implemented by the hard work his team put into qualifying for sectional play and winning a playoff game at home.

With their many years of hard work culminating with the success they were apart of this season, Lyons is grateful that his five seniors helped raise the bar for Fulton girls basketball.

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Fulton girls basketball team overwhelms Homer 51-24

200286940-001by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team won in convincing fashion when it took on Homer Dec. 21.

Fulton held Homer to an average of six points per quarter as the Lady Raiders cruised to a 51-24 win.

Fulton wasted little time dashing any hope Homer had for an upset. The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 12-point first quarter lead. During the second quarter, Fulton outscored Homer by nine points to take a 21-point halftime lead at 32-11.

Despite an improved effort by Homer during the second half, the Lady Raiders remained consistent. They outscored Homer by three points during the third quarter to bring their lead to 24 points. During the fourth quarter, the Lady Raiders outscored Homer by three more points to cap off the 27-point win.

Fulton was led by Jessica Hudson, who scored 15 points. Christina Pensabene scored 11 points and Nicole Hansen and Michaela Whiteman each scored seven points.

Taylor Duda, Michelle Gorea and Sydney Plato combined to score 11 points for the Lady Raiders.

With the win, Fulton’s record improves to 3-3.

Fulton will begin the 2013 portion of its schedule with games against Whitesboro Jan. 2 and Cortland Jan. 4.

Fulton girls basketball team tops Fowler 49-24

by Rob Tetro

Consistent play proved to be key in the Fulton girls varsity basketball team’s win against Fowler Dec. 14.

The Lady Raiders jumped out to a double-digit lead during the first half en route to a 49-24 win over Fowler.

Fulton got off to an impressive start and didn’t look back. The Lady Raiders had an 11-point lead over Fowler by the end of the first quarter.

Fulton didn’t back down during the second quarter. They outscored Fowler by seven points to take an 18 point lead into halftime at 30-12.

The Lady Raiders kept it going during the second half as well. They outscored Fowler by eight points during the third quarter to extend their lead to 26 points.

Despite facing a superior opponent, Fowler battled to the end. Unfortunately for Fowler,  The Lady Raiders’ lead proved to be too much to overcome as Fulton cruised to the 25-point win.

The Lady Raiders were led by Christina Pensabene, who scored 13 points. Nichole Hansen followed Pensabene with nine points and Michaela Whiteman added eight points.

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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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Fulton goalie Ally Bricker makes one of her 14 saves as teammate Sarah Halstead looks on. The Lady Raiders lost 2-1 to Whitesboro in the Section III Class A semifinal.

Whitesboro tops Fulton girl soccer in sectional semifinal

Fulton goalie Ally Bricker makes one of her 14 saves as teammate Sarah Halstead looks on. The Lady Raiders lost 2-1 to Whitesboro in the Section III Class A semifinal.

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity soccer team lost a heartbreaker to top-seeded Whitesboro in a Section III Class A semifinal game in Chittenango Tuesday.

Whitesboro scored two unanswered goals during the second half to escape with a 2-1 win over The Lady Raiders.

After playing numerous games where its solid defensive play helped it secure wins in tight games, Fulton was in a familiar position after the first half of play.

The Lady Raiders had a 1-0 lead over going into halftime. However, Whitesboro proved to be different from the other teams that the Lady Raiders were able to pull out slim victories against.

Jennifer Deuel and Mariah Williams scored second-half goals to put Whitesboro ahead. The Lady Raiders were unable to respond as Whitesboro escaped with the one goal win.

The Lady Raiders were led by Christina Pensabene, who scored Fulton’s lone goal. Pensabene’s goal was assisted by Courtney Beckwith. Goalie Allyson Bricker saved 14 shots on goal. Top seeded Whitesboro went on to play Jamesville-DeWitt on Nov. 1 in Chittenango. With the loss, Fulton’s season concludes with a final record of 11-5-2.

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Fulton girls soccer defeats Homer

The Fulton girls soccer team raised its record to 9-2-1 on the season following a 2-0 win over Homer Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders scored a goal in each half as goalie Allyson Bricker stopped two shots in the shutout win.

Fulton got goals from Christina Pensabene and Jocelyn Ravesi. Hannah Geitner and Katelyn Caza recorded assists.

Fulton is currently leading its division with a 8-2 record. Christian Brothers Academy is second with a 7-3-1 record.

The Lady Raiders has been a balanced team this season with nine different players recording goals.

Courtney Beckwith and Ravesi lead the team with six goals while Anna Coakley, Pensabene, and Maddie Robillard both have three goals on the season.

Sarah Halstead has scored twice while Karli Bricker, Geitner, and Mary Morrison have scored one goal.

Ravesi leads the team with five assists while Courtney Beckwith and Geitner are second with three assists. CallieBeckwith, Kara Bricker, Katelyn Caza, and Halstead all have one assist.

Allyson Bricker has stopped 58 shots and allowed only three goals for a save percentage of .951 percent. Caza had stop six shots and allowed five goals while Geitner has made two saves and allowed one goal. Nikki King has stopped all 13 shots.

Coach George Beckwith’s team traveled to Cortland Thursday and will travel to Marcellus today for a 6 p.m. matchup.

The girls will travel to East Syracuse-Minoa Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. matchup before hosting Mexico Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest.